The award is given to lawmakers who support legislation and policies that assist farmers.
“Agriculture plays an essential role in our economy. The industry generates about $5 billion in revenue and contributes nearly $2.4 billion to the State’s gross domestic product. Our local farmers produce award-winning produce—from fruits and vegetables, to cheese, to maple syrup and wines. I am honored to receive this award and will continue to advocate for our local farmers in Albany. We have a lot to be proud of thanks to our local farms.”
On March 4, the State Assembly passed a resolution proclaiming March as Agriculture Month. The resolution discusses the importance of agriculture’s contributions. Barclay co-sponsored the resolution. The full resolution can be read at https://bit.ly/2EAejWp.