NYFB's Public Policy Division is the lobbying arm of the organization, providing support to members and the organization on legislative and regulatory issues on the state and national level. The division pursues the priorities set each year by the NYFB Board of Directors and uses the policy developed by members at the State Annual Meeting as a guide.
Farm Bureau has had many legislative successes in recent years. This past legislative session in 2009 was notably by the number of bills NYFB was able to kill which would have hurt farmers and rural landowners. Check out a list of our recent legislative successes.
NYFB lobbyists carefully monitor bills that are introduced in the State Legislature and Congress, as well as regulations proposed by state and national agencies, and support proposals that benefit agriculture while opposing those that hurt farmers and the food supply.
If you have questions on NYFB's public policy role or how you can become more involved, please call us at 1-800-342-4143.