Congressman Bill Owens today announced an Agricultural Advisory Committee for New York's 21st Congressional District. The Committee consists of members of the farm community from across the district and is intended to help advise Congressman Owens on the needs of New York farmers and provide a local perspective on farm policy for his work in Washington.
"Local input is invaluable to my ability to represent the district," said Congressman Bill Owens. "This is another way to stay in touch with concerns on the ground and ensure the needs of a large and diverse farm district are being addressed. I appreciate the willingness of New York farm leaders to serve on my advisory committee and look forward to discussing agricultural issues with them in the near future."
Congressman Owens will hold an inaugural meeting via conference call with the group next week where he will give them an update on the Farm Bill's progress in Washington and get the Committee's initial input on what they would like to see in the Farm Bill.