ALBANY — The following statement was release by NYFB President David Fisher:
“New York Farm Bureau’s members and staff are saddened to learn of the passing of former Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Bill Magee. He put his constituents first during his nearly three-decades long career in the legislature, but Bill’s impact reached far beyond his district. He also made farmers across the state a top priority as he was successful in passing major legislation like the agriculture assessment tax cap and fought for critical budget funding that supported their diverse needs. Bill was a strong partner of New York Farm Bureau and was recognized with our organization’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. He was also a frequent auctioneer at NYFB’s State Annual Meeting raising thousands of dollars for NYFB’s Foundation for Agricultural Education.
New York agriculture is better off because of Bill Magee, and we send our deepest condolences to his family.”
–New York Farm Bureau
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