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Family Farm Alliance June Brief:

Bill Kennedy, Klamath Basin,  ReElected Alliance President


Bill Kennedy (Oregon) was re-elected by board colleagues as the Family Farm Alliance’s President.

Along with Pat O’Toole (Wyoming) as First Vice President and Mark Ricks (Idaho) as Second Vice President, Dan Errotabere (California) took over as Treasurer from Judy Brown (California), who had held the post since the Alliance was founded. She continue as secretary.

Bill Scott (Arizona) remains chairman.


Alliance Mission
Defending Irrigated Agriculture

The Family Farm Alliance is a powerful advocate for family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in seventeen Western states. The Alliance is focused on one mission - To ensure the availability of reliable, affordable irrigation water supplies to Western farmers and ranchers.

The Family Farm Alliance is recognized as an authority on critical issues dealing with Western water policy. Our targeted focus enables us to be extremely effective.

To support our mission, we seek to:

· Impact key issues in Congress and federal and state regulatory agencies on irrigated agriculture issues.

· Build coalitions and create powerful alliances to advocate for irrigated agriculture.

· Facilitate the delivery of accurate and timely information to Congress, regulatory agencies and our members on issues which impact Western irrigators.

· Communicate with the media and the public on critical issues impacting Western irrigated agriculture.

Alliance Distinctives
What Makes Us Effective

The Family Farm Alliance was founded ten years ago with one overriding ethic: Agriculture doesn't need another association, but it does need an effective, low cost grass roots group that can get the job done. That belief was our foundation and it still drives every decision we make.

To keep costs low, we hire no full time staff. All staff work is done under contract so we maintain flexibility and very low overhead. In addition, we believe that the only effective way to impact elected officials is to have them hear first-hand from farmers and ranchers. While we have outstanding legislative advisors under contract, we deliver the key messages through our members."





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