Agriculture and Food Issues
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Marin County officials are rallying to support ranchers in the fight against a lawsuit they think would end cattle and dairy operations in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Rep. Jared Huffman joined county supervisors in backing continued ranching activity in the national parkland, an enterprise federal officials promised could continue when families who had farmed the land for generations sold their holdings for inclusion in the park decades ago.
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) is outraged that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has not explained its own employees’ role in a massive nationwide recall that hurt ranchers in his district in 2014.
“We’ve really gotten nothing out of USDA,” Huffman said in an interview. “This all happened on their watch. And frankly, had they done their job, none of this would have happened.”
Huffman’s remarks come as the four men who pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges tied to the recall start to face jail time.