The proposed budget submitted today by Gov. Gavin Newsom follows through on his pledge to elevate issues affecting farmers, ranchers and rural communities, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation.
“The governor’s budget reinforces his commitment to rural California,” CFBF President Jamie Johansson said.
“In his inaugural address last year, Governor Newsom promised not to leave rural California behind, and he reiterated that commitment in a meeting with our Board of Directors last summer. The proposals contained in his draft budget reflect his concerns for the future of farmers, ranchers and the rural areas they support,” Johansson said.
“Farm Bureau will work with the administration and the Legislature to assure that programs addressing the needs of farmers, ranchers and rural California receive the budget investments required to enhance the quality of life and economy throughout the state,” he said.