Scheuring to lead Farm Bureau natural resources division
» May 24, 2007 «
An experienced environmental attorney has been named managing counsel of the California Farm Bureau Federation Natural Resources and Environmental Division.
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Chris Scheuring will head a team of attorneys and analysts who represent family farmers and ranchers on issues including water, land use, endangered species and air quality.
Scheuring joined Farm Bureau in 2006 as associate counsel in the Natural Resources and Environmental Division, focusing on water rights, operation of state and federal water projects, and natural resources issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Most recently, he served as director of water resources in the Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Division.
"Chris combines a wealth of experience in environmental law with a commitment to serve Farm Bureau members," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "Family farmers and ranchers are the most effective stewards of our state's natural resources, and Chris and his team will work to enhance their efforts."
Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Scheuring specialized in environmental and natural-resources law for private law firms in Sacramento and Walnut Creek.
A former Marine fighter pilot who earned the Air Medal for two-dozen combat missions over Iraq during Operation Southern Watch, Scheuring earned both his bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of California, Davis. His family farms walnuts and other crops in Yolo County.
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 92,000 members.
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