NYFB Statement on Successful 2015 Legislative Session
For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2015
Contact: Steve Ammerman, NYFB Manager of Public Affairs
518-431-5643 (Office) 518-573-3617 (Cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
NY Farm Bureau Statement on Successful 2015 Legislative Session
As lawmakers concluded the 2015 legislative session in Albany, New York Farm Bureau is pleased that it was successful in fulfilling a number of public policy priorities for its members. In the end, both the Senate and Assembly passed numerous bills that will support the rich diversity of agriculture in this state. They also held other bills at bay that would have harmed the economic vitality of this important industry to rural New York.
“These successes could not have been achieved without the members of this farmer-driven organization. Our farmers set the public policy agenda each year and then follow that up with a commitment to meet with their lawmakers and advocate for and against legislation that will impact their livelihood. I would also like to thank Senator Patty Ritchie and Assemblyman Bill Magee, the respective Agriculture Committee Chairs, for their dedication and hard work for the state’s farmers. New York Farm Bureau is the largest agricultural organization in the state and the outcomes of this session underscores its importance,” said Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau President.
New York Farm Bureau will continue to advocate for these bills as they move on to the Governor’s desk for his approval.
New York Farm Bureau is the State’s 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.