Gunther Receives Award from New York Farm Bureau for Her Legislative Efforts

The New York State Farm Bureau has given Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) the organization’s “Circle of Friends” award in recognition of her legislative support for the state’s farm community.

“Assemblywoman Gunther has a stellar voting record and we’re pleased to honor her for her advocacy of our industry,” said New York Farm Bureau president and Bloomfield dairy farmer, John Lincoln. “Most notably, we appreciate her sponsorship of the farm generational transfer bill which will allow a new generation of farmers to benefit from school property tax credits. We look forward to working with Assemblywoman Gunther in 2006, and repeating our success in fighting for the farm families of New York.”

Agriculture is one of the state’s largest and most important industries. Dealing with an unusually dry summer and skyrocketing energy costs, New York’s farmers have often turned to legislators for assistance and tax relief.

“New York farms remain a cornerstone of the state’s economy and an integral part of our landscape,” Gunther said. “The state Farm Bureau’s recognition for my work and voting record in the Assembly exemplifies my support for the farming community.”

The New York State Farm Bureau gives the “Circle of Friends” award to those who actively support farm families at the end of each Legislative session.