Madera County District 2 Supervisor David Rogers has earned a spot on a national committee that aims to better serve Madera and other rural and agriculture-based counties by making recommendations on issues and legislation.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Agriculture and Rural Affairs steering committee helps develop policy for the American County Platform, which NACo uses to express county governments’ message to the Administration, Congress, and the American public.
“This appointment is important and allows me to build National awareness of the need for water, particularly Temperance Flat dam, and the need to preserve agricultural lands and reduce regulations that are stifling agricultural businesses,” Rogers said.
Madera County’s agricultural production increases in value each year and amounted to almost $1.6 billion in 2011, including more than $400 million worth of almonds. The county also has a large dairy industry and produces grapes, pistachios, alfalfa, hay and silage, corn, pollination, poultry, berries, citrus, cotton, olives, stone fruit, vegetable crops and walnuts...