Farm Bureau President Re-Elected to National Leadership Post
California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson has been re-elected to a two-year term as one of six executive board members for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Johansson, who will represent 13 western U.S. states on the executive board for the national agricultural organization, was elected during the AFBF’s 104th Convention in Puerto Rico this month.
“It is an honor to continue to serve during this critical chapter for America’s farmers and ranchers,” Johansson said. “We are working to pass a new Farm Bill in Congress to secure our food supply and to help our family farmers at a time when more than 50% are reporting negative earnings. I am also committed to ensuring that construction begins on long-overdue federal and state water storage and conveyance projects.
"For too long, our farmers have endured devastating water supply cuts during dry years. And now, after historic storms in California, we are watching uncaptured water simply flow into the ocean due to our state’s lack of resolve for completing projects voters approved years ago. We can no longer accept inaction.”
The California Farm Bureau works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 29,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of 5.3 million Farm Bureau members.