Form new PAC
Nevada Farmers, Ranchers
Gird for Political Action
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|Nevada farmers and ranchers have concluded that insuring an effective voice in state government today is going to require them to go the route of other industries and form a PAC.|
| "We haven't officially taken
the action of forming it" yet, said Nevada Farm
Bureau Executive Vice President Doug Busselman, referring
to the Farm Bureau's prospective new political action and
education arm. That, he said, would follow close of the
1997 Nevada Legislature.
But Busselman noted that voting delegates to the Farm Bureau's annual meeting last December in Elko had approved the idea and that now "we have our county leaders going through the process of putting together their ideas on who they would like to represent their county farm bureaus" on the new organization.
"As soon as the [legislative] session is over," he said, "the plan is we would then call an organizational meeting for the development of the details of how we go about doing this."
Busselman said member interest in forming the PAC -- as yet still unnamed -- did not stem from reaction to any particular recent issues.
Rather, he said, it was more a continuation of the priority the Nevada Farm Bureau has already placed on the state legislature.
"As much as anything," he said, creation of the political action and
would reflect "a desire on the part of our leaders
and members to become a full player in the public
-- Steve Miller
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