The New York Farm Bureau announced today that State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I, was named to the "Circle of Friends" for the third straight year.
"It is an honor to be included into the Circle of Friends for New York State Farm Bureau," Grisanti said. "Every year since being elected I have had the pleasure of being recognized with this award. I want to thank the Farm Bureau for honoring me, and also for their tireless advocacy for agricultural issues throughout New York. I look forward to continuing to work with Farm Bureau to help solve the economic and public policy issues facing their members."
The award is an indication of the individual lawmaker's support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau.
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.
"The selected lawmakers from both the Assembly and Senate were chosen for their commitment to the hard-working farm families in New York. Each friend has demonstrated that they understand the importance of agriculture to the people of their legislative district, and how farming significantly impacts the economy of this great state," said Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau president.