New York Farm Bureau Names
Circle of Friends in the State Legislature
Albany, N.Y., August 19, 2011 New York Farm Bureau, the states largest general farm advocacy organization, has named 93 State Legislators to its Circle of Friends. The award is an indication of the individual lawmakers support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau.
The Circle of Friends award is based upon each legislators voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture and other evidence of legislative support, including sponsorship of bills that Farm Bureau has either supported, or opposed, throughout the Legislative Session, stated Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau President.
The selected lawmakers were chosen for their strong support of New York s family farms. Each Circle of Friends member has demonstrated that they understand the importance of agriculture in their legislative district, and how the industry impacts the economy and the future of New York State . The Circle of Friends award is not an endorsement, and includes only the 2011 Legislative Session.
Circle of Friends recipients for 2011 are:NYS Senate
Charles Fuschillo Jr.
NYS Senate Continued
New York Farm Bureau is the States largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. Its members and the public know the organization as The Voice of New York Agriculture. New York Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community.