Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) was recently named to the New York Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends for 2014. McLaughlin gratefully accepted the award and announced that the upcoming legislative session will provide a valuable opportunity to help farms around the state attain the resources they need to grow and allow them to sell more of their products statewide.
“I would like to thank the Farm Bureau for its support and for once again including me in the Circle of Friends,” McLaughlin said. “I have many farms in my district, and what many downstate legislators do not realize is that most farms are not owned and operated by big corporations but by families who have worked the land for generations. These farmers want their children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities as they did and keep their farms family owned. It’s an honor to be an advocate for our local farms and help them grow and prosper for generations to come.”
The New York Farm Bureau recognizes individual legislators based on their support for New York agriculture and support or opposition to particular legislation. The Farm Bureau has indicated that the “Circle of Friends” is not an endorsement and only recognizes legislators during the 2014 Legislative Session.
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s official website.