California’s gubernatorial race is shaping up to be quite the battle and Whitman has chosen the agricultural industry get her over the top and into the hot seat in Sacramento.
The $32 billion agricultural industry represents more than 1,000 growers and food processors, and employs at least 90,000 Californians.
In a statement to the media, Whitman announced her agriculture leadership coalition team.
"California's growers and ranchers are immense contributors to our state. They help feed our nation and they generate more than $100 billion a year in agriculture and related economic activity," Whitman said. "We all want a strong future for California, and we must create a strong economy in which all of our key industries, including agriculture, can thrive.”
Whitman plans to implement her managerial skills and solve the water crisis Central California faces with a standoff between farmers and environmentalists over the Delta smelt fish.
“We must have sound policies that provide true benefit to the environment and we must reconsider the regulatory barriers that stand in the way of an economic recovery,” she said.
“I will work with my agriculture coalition to make comprehensive improvements to our water supply system, support a healthy environment and encourage sensible laws that don't strangle growth and innovation."
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