California representative on ag committee
California Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa, whose district includes Modoc and Siskiyou counties, was named vice chairman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee.
LaMalfa, who will serve as the lead Republican on agrictultural issues, is one of the only active farmers in the California Legislature. He pledged to use his new position to advance issues critical to California’s farming economy.
Critical role for agriculture
“Addressing the needs of our ag industry to operate in this state is critical for our food supply, its quality, and for our food security. Working with my colleagues to address the difficult regulatory challenges facing farmers will be a top priority,” he said.
“Also, advocating the positive steps farmers take to produce and improve environmental quality will be an important component in our agricultural policy decisions. The dire need for infrastructure such as water storage and flood control improvements will continue to be among my highest priorities,” La Malta said
Lawmaker is a farmer
LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing the Second Assembly District including Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter and Yolo counties.