Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today announced that he has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s 2015 “Circle of Friends” for his support of agriculture initiatives during the 2015 Legislative Session. The Farm Bureau bestows this honor upon state lawmakers who sponsor and vote yes on bills that are concurrent with their pro-agriculture and farming agenda. McLaughlin has been named to the “Circle of Friends” every year since 2011.

          “I am honored to once again be named to the Farm Bureau’s ‘Circle of Friends,’” McLaughlin said. “Agriculture and farming are driving forces in New York State’s economy. I have always championed agriculture initiatives in the Assembly because they are often overlooked by the downstate politicians who dominate the legislature. Upstate farms are often family-owned, not corporate entities as many legislators would contend, and the art of farming is passed from generation to generation. The Capital Region has some of the best farmers’ markets in the state and I will continue to beat the drum for agriculture as long as I am in the Assembly.”

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


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