Farm Bureau leader elected to national board
» January 17, 2008 «
Pledging to bring higher attention to issues facing Western farmers and ranchers, California Farm Bureau Federation President Doug Mosebar has been elected to the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.
Mosebar won election to the board during the AFBF Annual Meeting this week in New Orleans.
"Serving on the American Farm Bureau board is an honor and a high responsibility," Mosebar said. "It's critical for those of us from the West to make sure that our colleagues from around the nation fully understand the unique issues that face family farmers and ranchers in our part of the country."
Mosebar said he would represent Western perspectives on issues including immigration reform, water supply and opening international markets for all farm products.
The American Farm Bureau board is made up of state Farm Bureau presidents from throughout the nation, who oversee operations of the nation's largest farm organization.
Mosebar was re-elected to a second term as California Farm Bureau president last December, having first won election in 2005. He farms hay, squash, flowers and pumpkins and raises cattle in Santa Ynez.
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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