Farm Bureau Adds Senator to Its "Circle of Friends."
State Senator Patty Ritchie, who led the fight as Chair of the Senate Agriculture Bureau to preserve farm-saving programs, cut red tape and help grow family faming in New York, has been named to New York Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends."
“Being chosen as one of Farm Bureau’s 'Circle of Friends' is a great honor for me,” Senator Ritchie said. “As someone who grew up on a farm, I realize that our state’s agriculture community needs legislators who understand the unique challenges they face and the problems government and regulators sometimes unintentionally create. As the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I have worked closely with Farm Bureau to speak up on their behalf and bring common sense to Albany.”
Farm Bureau presents the awards each year based on legislators' records showing their support of New York's family farms. Those chosen for the award have demonstrated they understand the importance of agriculture in their legislative district, and how the industry impacts the economy and the future of New York state.