California Citrus Mutual welcomes Trump Administration
California Citrus Mutual president Joel Nelsen believes President-elect Donald Trump "struck a chord that America responded to", and is optimistic for the role the businessman will play in agriculture.
"Like many in America, we at California Citrus Mutual were surprised at the outcome of our National election," Nelsen said in a release.
"The election of President Elect Donald J. Trump and the promise of a new Administration offers hope for a more balanced approach on environmental regulations, water policy and, yes, immigration reform."
He said too many "focused on the negative" during the election campaign and chose to "misrepresent" his statements.
"He is not against trade, but he does desire better trade agreements. He is not against immigration or immigration reform, but he is for secure borders," Nelsen said.
"He is for economic growth and job creation via many pathways. We in California agriculture believe the oppressive regulatory environment will improve under the Trump Administration. I believe a more balanced approach to water infrastructure and water creation is in our future.
"I think President Elect Trump will be a President for all America and will create paths that will make us great again."