Friday, January 11, 2013

LaMalfa, others laud Farm Bureau at meeting

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa was among more than 100 who attended the Tehama County Farm Bureau's annual meeting and dinner last night at the veterans' hall in Los Molinos.

In the photos, from the top: University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor Allan Fulton (left) talks with his daughter and others before giving a presentation on the nearly 100-year working relationship between the UCCE and Tehama Farm Bureau; Jamie Johansson of the California Farm Bureau Federation speaks; and LaMalfa and others listen to a speaker.

LaMalfa presented proclamations to various award winners, including Q97 morning hosts Billy and Patrick, who received this year's media award. I spoke with LaMalfa at length after the meeting about his priorities for the coming year, including his thoughts on the debt ceiling and planned legislation. Why? Because some print journalist in the Redding area ought to, considering he's the first new congressman the north state has had in more than a quarter-century. I think that deserves more than just slapping a canned quote from a press release onto a wire story, don't you?

For my coverage of last night's meeting, keep an eye on

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