California agriculture feeds the world, and as someone whose family farmed in Stanislaus County nearly 100 years ago, I respect and value the family farmers that formed the very core of our community.
- I will work with farmers and ranchers to help make sure they have the technology, workforce, water, environmental and trade policies they need to thrive for decades to come.
- I will work with consumers, farmers and ranchers to help maintain food safety standards, fight rural crime, and support the research needed to develop the technologies agriculture needs to cope with a changing climate and the growing food needs around the country and the world.
- Trade is a crucial issue for California agriculture. Protectionism helps China and other exporters and hurts the U.S. If elected, I hope to be able to work with members on both sides of the aisle to develop and support trade policies that benefit the ag industry and American businesses, without sacrificing our workers.