Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced Tuesday that he has been named to the New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) “Circle of Friends” for the 2017 session.
The “Circle of Friends” honor is based upon each legislator’s voting record on issues of agricultural importance as well as other evidence of legislative support, including sponsorship of bills that New York Farm Bureau has either supported or opposed during the most recent legislative session.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the New York Farm Bureau, the State’s largest general farm advocacy organization,” said Mr. Thiele in a press release. “Throughout my political career, I have remained deeply committed to supporting and protecting New York’s family farms. Agriculture and its related industries are an integral component of the East End economy, so we must help farmers in managing their daily operations in an environmentally conscious and economically viable way.”
Assemblyman Thiele has sponsored a number of key pieces of legislation that benefit our farmers and strengthen New York agriculture, including legislation to protect the goals of Suffolk County’s Farmland Preservation Program.