Albany, NY – New York Farm Bureau has released its annual “Circle of Friends,” naming Assemblyman Kevin Byrne among the distinguished list of New York State Legislators for the second year in a row. The award is an indication of the individual lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau.
“Supporting our farmers and their families is important for our economic and agricultural future,” said Byrne. “It is an honor to once again be named to the New York Farm Bureau’s ‘Circle of Friends.’ I look forward to returning to Albany so we can continue our work to strengthen New York’s agricultural industry and the valuable products it provides.”
“New York Farm Bureau recognizes these Senators and Assembly Members for their legislative work that has a positive impact on the diverse agricultural community in this state. We appreciate their support of bills and budget items that matter to farm families, and we look forward to continuing the partnership in the 2019 session. The collaboration ultimately benefits the rural economy and all the people who value local food production,” said David Fisher, President of New York Farm Bureau.
The “Circle of Friends” honor is based upon each legislator’s voting record on issues of agricultural importance as well as other evidence of legislative support, including sponsorship of bills that New York Farm Bureau has either supported or opposed during the most recent legislative session. The “Circle of Friends” is not an endorsement, and this distinction only recognizes the 2018 legislative session.
To learn more about the New York Farm Bureau and what you can do to support New York State’s farmers, please visit the organization’s website.