Congressional candidate Kim Vann earns Farm Bureau endorsement
» September 17, 2012 «
Describing her as a candidate with a clear view of the needs of farming and ranching families, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Kim Vann for U.S. Congress. Vann, R-Arbuckle, seeks election in the 3rd Congressional District, representing all or part of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.
Vann is a fourth-generation member of a farming family who says she has made it her life's work to protect rural communities. As a member of the Colusa County Board of Supervisors, for example, she helped to protect thousands of acres of farmland by supporting the Williamson Act farmland-conservation program.
"Farmland, water and other natural resources are vital to farmers and ranchers," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. "Kim Vann's work to sustain the Williamson Act program and increase water storage shows that she will advocate in Washington on behalf of the farming families who produce food and fiber for the nation."
Vann supports additional water storage and more reliability in the state's water supply. As a founding board member of the Sites Reservoir Joint Powers Authority, she emphasized the need to find safe and reliable water sources for California residents and farmers. She has shown an active commitment to the needs of small and rural communities as president of the Regional Council of Rural Counties.
"Farm Bureau supports Kim's active approach to solving challenges in today's economy and appreciates her longstanding connection to agriculture," Wenger said. "Because she has seen firsthand the impacts burdensome regulations and legislation have on farms, ranches and other rural businesses, she will be a valuable asset in Washington working on behalf of her constituents."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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