Ose earns Farm Bureau endorsement for Congress
» February 12, 2008 «
A candidate with a history of protecting family farms and fighting for property rights, Doug Ose, has won the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in the 4th Congressional District. Ose seeks the Republican nomination to represent the Northern California district.
"Doug Ose is a proven champion for family farmers and ranchers," Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He shares our goals for lower taxes and reduced regulation on the farm, and for improved markets for California-grown products. He has been a key partner in our effort to secure private property rights for all Californians."
Ose serves as statewide finance chairman of the Yes on 98 campaign, seeking to win passage of the California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act on the June ballot. The California Farm Bureau co-sponsors the initiative, which would protect property rights by preventing government seizures of property for the benefit and profit of private entities.
A fiscal conservative, Ose served three terms in Congress before retiring in January 2005. He said he was gratified to receive the Farm Bureau endorsement early in the primary campaign.
"California remains the leading agricultural state in the nation, but we must continue to protect family farmers and ranchers, and all the jobs they support," Ose said. "I look forward to working with the farming community to rebuild our economy and create jobs."
The 4th Congressional District consists of seven counties--El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra--plus portions of Butte and Sacramento counties. The counties in the district generate a combined $1.1 billion a year in sales of agricultural products.
"Doug Ose was a strong voice for his constituents during his earlier service in Congress, and we look forward to working with him again on behalf of farmers and ranchers, and the consumers who depend on them for safe, affordable food," Mosebar said.
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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