Sen. Gallivan Named to "Circle of Friends" by NY Farm Bureau

Patrick M. Gallivan

October 18, 2013

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan has again been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends, reflecting his record of advocacy and accomplishment on behalf of New York State’s farmers, farms and farming communities.

“Agriculture is the lifeblood of the upstate and western New York economy and an integral part of our regional identity,” Gallivan said. “Since my first day in the Senate I have worked to advance policy and legislative initiatives that recognize the enormous potential for agriculture based economic development in western New York. I thank the Farm Bureau for this honor and look forward to continued progress.”

Senator Gallivan is a member of the Senate Agricultural Committee and has passed numerous pieces of legislation that benefit the state’s agriculture industry, including S. 4770-A, which ensures anaerobic digesters, or bio-digesters, are properly classified as agricultural facilities for property tax assessment purposes. S.4470-A was signed into law earlier in August by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.