Pombo earns Farm Bureau endorsement for re-election
» April 20, 2006 «
A key congressional leader on agriculture and natural resources, Richard Pombo, has won endorsement for re-election from the California Farm Bureau Federation. Pombo, R-Tracy, seeks his eighth term representing the 11th congressional district.
Pombo chairs the House Resources Committee and led House passage of the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005, to update and improve endangered-species laws. Last month, he became vice-chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
"Since he entered Congress, Richard Pombo has been a leading voice on issues that matter to family farmers and ranchers," said California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar. "He has shown that our state and nation can enhance the environment and promote a thriving farm sector at the same time."
Pombo's district covers much of San Joaquin County and parts of Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. Farmers and ranchers in the four counties generate more than $2 billion in sales of crops and commodities each year.
"Richard understands the challenges farmers face, and he has a clear vision of how to protect California family farms and ranches," Mosebar said. "His strong, effective leadership will assure that consumers continue to enjoy the safe, affordable food and the environmental benefits provided by California farms and ranches."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members throughout the state.
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