Farmers, ranchers advocate at state Capitol

Sometimes you need to park the tractor for a day and work the legislative fields in Sacramento instead.

 

That's what scores of Farm Bureau members from around California did, trading work clothes for suits and knocking on doors in the Capitol as part of the annual California Farm Bureau Federation Leaders Conference last week.

 

"Just the fact that we're in the room is a big deal, whether we're meeting with the senator or Assembly members themselves, or just with their legislative aides or staff members," said Vanessa Alexandre, whose family runs a dairy north of Crescent City in Del Norte County.

 

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