Agriculture is the backbone of our Valley. As a farmer myself, I know all too well the challenges farmers and their families face on a day-to-day basis. The Valley has long been the agricultural heartland of our state, providing a vital source of food and jobs for working families. Our farmers and ranchers are facing numerous obstacles that threaten their livelihoods and the overall stability of our region.Excessive government regulations, burdensome taxes, government policies that waste our water, and the lack of access to water resources are stifling our agricultural productivity and preventing working families from accessing high-paying jobs. I will address these issues head-on and work towards implementing policies that promote a thriving and sustainable agricultural sector in the Central Valley, ensuring the continued prosperity of our farmers and the communities they support.