Farm Bureau honors Richard Pombo for service to agriculture
» December 4, 2007 «
Richard Pombo receives the President's Award from CFBF President Doug Mosebar.
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A champion for property rights and science-based regulation, Richard Pombo, has been honored with a special award from the California Farm Bureau Federation. Pombo, a former member of Congress from Tracy, received the President's Award at the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Sparks, Nev.
Farm Bureau president Doug Mosebar said Pombo has "gone above and beyond to support Farm Bureau members," particularly during his seven terms in Congress. Mosebar thanked Pombo for "the sacrifice you and your family made to represent agriculture and, more specifically, private property rights."
Pombo authored a book advocating private property rights, This Land Is Our Land. During his tenure in Congress, he became a leading voice for the rights of individuals and a key leader on agricultural and natural-resource issues.
"Richard Pombo understands the challenges that farmers face, and turned that understanding into leadership on issues that matter to family farmers and ranchers," Mosebar said.
As chairman of the House Resources Committee, Pombo led efforts to update the Endangered Species Act. He also served as vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Since leaving Congress, he has pursued a variety of business interests, including farming, trucking, dairy and beef cattle operations.
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 91,000 members statewide.
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