Thompson joins Farm Bureau staff
» June 21, 2004 «
Rayne Thompson of Sacramento has joined the California Farm Bureau Federation's National Affairs and Research Division as director of international trade and plant health.
"Rayne is a great addition to the CFBF staff and we look forward to her knowledge and expertise in governmental affairs and policy issues," said CFBF President Bill Pauli.
Thompson will continue Farm Bureau's strong emphasis on trade issues facing the nation's top farm exporting state. She will also be responsible for plant health/agricultural chemical matters and horticultural crops.
Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Rayne worked for three years with the Agricultural Council of California where she served as director of governmental relations. In her tenure with the council, which represents agricultural cooperatives, she handled a variety of issues including labor, taxation and environmental issues before the California legislature. Prior to joining the Council, she worked on communications and business development with an Oregon firm.
"We know our members will enjoy working with Rayne and will find that she possesses a great deal of energy and talent to serve California farm and ranch families," said Pauli.
Thompson is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
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