To the editor:
I am pleased to announce that New York Farm Bureau has recently named Assemblywoman Janet Duprey to our annual "Circle of Friends" list. This legislative award is granted based upon her record of legislative support for New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau. New York Farm Bureau is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse elected officials or political candidates.
Assemblywoman Duprey joins a number of other legislators in the Senate and Assembly who have a superior voting record on issues and have shown strong support for New York farming during the 2012 state legislative session. Each member of the Farm Bureau "Circle of Friends" has demonstrated an understanding of the important issues impacting farmers and the considerable impact agriculture has on our economy and quality of life.
New York Farm Bureau, the state's largest general farm advocacy organization, works closely with the state Legislature to strengthen and enhance agriculture in New York state. This year's legislative session proved to be a challenging one for farmers, but with significant support from key legislators like Assemblywoman Duprey, agriculture will continue to be one of New York's most important industries.
We are pleased to provide the "Circle of Friends" designation to Assemblywoman Janet Duprey to thank her for her hard work on behalf of farmers in her District and across New York state.
Dean Norton, president
New York Farm Bureau