Farm Bureau endorses Brad Goehring for Congress
» April 29, 2010 «
A fourth-generation farmer who has become a national spokesman on water issues, Brad Goehring, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in the 11th Congressional District. Goehring seeks the Republican nomination in the district, which encompasses parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Santa Clara counties.
Goehring owns and operates Goehring Vineyards in Clements, where he grows winegrapes. He has made numerous trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of water quality regulations that maintain landowners' property rights. He has become a leading spokesman against congressional efforts to expand the reach of the federal Clean Water Act.
"As a farmer, Brad Goehring knows the important work farmers and ranchers accomplish every day to care for land and water," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said, "and how government regulations can complicate that work. He will bring an important dose of common sense and balance to Washington."
Wenger noted that Goehring has been an active advocate for farmers as a board member of the Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission, the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation.
"Farmers bring a much-needed perspective to public office, as environmental stewards and as small-business owners who know what's needed to create and sustain jobs," Wenger said. "Brad Goehring is just the sort of active, talented person to represent the needs of his district effectively."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 81,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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