published on August 16, 2016 - 9:08 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

Donald Trump has announced the members of his agricultural advisory committee, and it doesn’t appear anyone from Fresno, Kings, Tulare or Madera counties is represented.

The news comes ahead of a $2,700-a-plate fundraising lunch in Tulare Aug. 30 aimed at growers, reported the Visalia Times-Delta.

“The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities,” Trump said in a statement. “Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”

A first glance at the list doesn’t reveal any Central Valley representation, with the exception of Lodi-area winemaker John Kautz.

A.G. Kawamura, former secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is on the list, as is Tom Nassif, president of Western Growers.

Massif was also U.S. ambassador to Morocco under President Reagan.

For the complete list, visit the Trumb website

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