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Policy Development News

At Farm Bureau, members set the policy for the organization. Policy Development is one of the features of Farm Bureau that makes it unique. During the late summer and fall, farmers gather together to suggest solutions to the problems they face. These suggestions become policy resolutions, which are then voted on by delegates at the State Annual Meeting in December.


Calls to Respect Farmworkers during this Period of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments 

Historic White House Ag Roundtable Discussion Includes New York Farmer on Heels of Agriculture Secretary Confirmation 

NYFB Statement on Response to Canadian Dairy Trade Policy 

Coalition asks Governor Cuomo to Fund Farm to Food Bank Bill 

NYFB Statement on Legislative Approval of One-House Budget Bills 

Minimum Wage Increase: Effect on Ag 

NYFB Reveals 2016 State Legislative Priorities 

NYFB Policy Development Chart 

NYFB Statement on Successful 2015 Legislative Session 

Dean Norton Statement on Clean Water Act 

Minimum Wage Fact Sheet 

Policy Development Handbook - Member Exclusive


NYFB Releases 2017 State Legislative Priorities 

NYFB Opposes Agricultural Carve-Out in NYS Budget 

Farm Bureau Organizes Statewide Press Event to Oppose $15 Minimum Wage 

NYFB Members Visit Albany to Advocate for State Priorities 

NYFB Budget Testimony 

NYFB Releases 2016 State Legislative Priorities 

President Norton's Statement on Governor Cuomo's $15 Minimum Wage Proposal 

NYFB Praises Rough Cut Lumber Decision 

NYFB Speaks Out against Proposed Minimum Wage Hikes