State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has announced he has again been welcomed into the New York Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends." The award, bestowed by the state's largest farm advocacy organization, is an indication of Maziarz' support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau during the 2012 legislative session.
Maziarz said, "Agriculture is vital to our Senate district and to the entire state of New York. Farming supports families, creates jobs, and puts food on our tables. I am proud to be a strong advocate for agriculture in state government, and I will continue to work hard to see that family farms can flourish in our region."
The legislative award is based upon the legislator's voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture, as well as other evidence of legislative support during the 2012 legislative session. Maziarz has received the award every year since he was first elected to the State Senate in 1995.
New York Farm Bureau, a nonpartisan, volunteer organization, is the state's largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. New York Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community.