NYFB works closely with Congress and federal agencies to ensure the future of farming in New York. Farmer members and staff visit Washington, D.C., and spend time with Congressional members in their districts to educate and advocate on behalf of agricultural and rural issues.
Advocate with NYFB in Washington, D.C.
NYFB makes several trips a year to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of the New York agriculture industry. These trips include visiting with Senators, Representatives and staff to discuss NYFB policy priorities and other legislative and regulatory actions that affect farm businesses in New York. Trips also include meeting with regulatory agencies and foreign embassies to discuss farm regulation, policy and programs administered by the agencies or foreign governments. NYFB members interested in attending a trip should contact their NYFB Field Staff.
There is an opportunity for NYFB Young Farmers to attend national advocacy trips at 50% cost-share. Click here for more information.
2021 Issue Sheets
- 2021 NYFB National Priorities
- Labor and Immigration
- Climate Change and Agriculture
- COVID and Agriculture
- Infrastucture, Broadband and Rural Life
- Taxes, Trade, Regulatory Review, Farm Bill, Dairy
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Testimony & Comments