SHAFTER, CA – During a press conference at Kirschenmann Brothers Farms in Shafter, California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger today announced that the Farm Bureau has endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.
“Most family farms and ranches are small businesses,” Wenger said, “and will benefit from Carly Fiorina’s plan to encourage job growth and innovation. By working to cut taxes and reduce the burden of unnecessary regulation, she will help to restore California’s competitiveness. Carly Fiorina will help family farms and other businesses throughout California.”
The California Farm Bureau Federation was established in 1919 and is today the state’s largest farm organization, representing some 81,000 members in 56 counties. The Farm Bureau helps ensure a reliable food supply by supporting farmers and ranchers across the state and by encouraging responsible stewardship of California’s natural resources. The Farm Bureau is fundamentally a grassroots organization that develops policy recommendations from the county level up to the national level.
“Agriculture is one of California’s most important industries, and it’s critical that our representatives at all levels of government work together to support our state’s farmers and ranchers. Unfortunately, over the last 18 years, Barbara Boxer has shown little regard for these individuals and their communities, and it’s clearly time to replace her this November,” Fiorina said. “I’m grateful and humbled to have the support of the California Farm Bureau Federation and its members, and I look forward to having the opportunity to serve as their advocate in Washington as a member of the U.S. Senate.”
Fiorina and Wenger will also today visit P-R Farms in Clovis, Christensen and Giannini Farms in Salinas and Duarte Nursery in Hughson. During these stops, they will discuss various issues of importance to the agriculture industry, including water flow to the Central Valley, immigration policy and the importance of implementing an effective temporary worker program, Fiorina’s proposal to eliminate the Death Tax, and her commitment to creating jobs and growing the economy through lower taxes, fewer burdensome government regulations and more incentives for innovation.