California Farm Bureau endorses Valadao for U.S. Congress
» October 11, 2012 «
A farmer and legislator familiar with the impact of government on agriculture, David Valadao, has earned the endorsement of the California Farm Bureau Federation for election to Congress. Valadao, R-Hanford, seeks election in the newly drawn 21st Congressional District, representing Kings County and portions of Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties.
With experience as a state Assembly member and managing partner at his family's dairies, Valadao knows both how laws are made and how rules and regulations affect family farmers and ranchers, California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said.
"We need more members of Congress like David Valadao, who know what it's like to work hard to make a farm succeed, and what it takes to help other hardworking families succeed as well," Wenger said.
A lifelong resident of the Central Valley, Valadao was elected to the California Assembly in 2010 to represent one of the most important agricultural regions in the nation. He has also achieved leadership positions in the private sector, on the California Milk Advisory Board, Western States Dairy Trade Association and as Regional Leadership Council chairman for the Land O' Lakes dairy cooperative.
"With his roots on the farm and his leadership abilities, David Valadao will continue to seek positive change in the Central Valley and the nation," Wenger said. "Too often, government churns out confusing, conflicting rules and regulations that prove to be obstacles to economic growth. In Congress, David Valadao will work to assure that government helps farms and other businesses create jobs and revive our economy."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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