September 12, 2018
Press Release
Katko Named ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this week was named a ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ by the American Farm Bureau Federation for the 115th Congress.

Congressman Katko stated, “I have always made it a priority to stand up for the vast community of farmers and growers in Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, and Oswego Counties.  From dairy farms to apple farms to our local wineries, the men and women of our agricultural community make up a significant portion of our local economy and I am proud to fight on their behalf in Washington.  I will continue to support policies that strengthen the ability of our agricultural community to prosper.”

In announcing the honor, the American Farm Bureau Federation stated, “The American Farm Bureau Federation gives the Friend of Farm Bureau award to members of Congress who have supported Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues, as demonstrated by their voting records, and who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the AFBF Board of Directors.”

Since coming to Congress, Rep. Katko has prioritized the needs of NY-24 farmers, meeting regularly with his Agricultural Advisory Board, which includes farmers, growers, and producers from all four counties of the district.

Established in 1919, the American Farm Bureau Federation is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being. Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national and international in its scope and influence and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers at all levels.