Farming on minds of state reps
Published 3:55 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Delegates throughout northwestern Connecticut met recently with leaders of the Litchfield County Farm Bureau and the Litchfield County Dairy Committee to discuss the state legislative session and its impact on local farmers.
Joining the farmers and young members of the Future Farmers of America from different area schools were state Sen. Clark Chapin (R-30th) and state Sen. Kevin Witkos (R- 17th), as well as state representatives Cecilia Buck-Taylor (R-67th) and Jay Case (R- 63rd).
The annual dinner meeting was held at the Torrington extension of the University of Connecticut.
"We enjoyed meeting and hearing from our farming constituents," said Rep. Jay Case. "My family history includes dairy farmers from Colebrook, so I can understand what our locals farmers are going through."
"The farm industry is pivotal to Connecticut's economic growth, so we must recognize their importance when taking up legislative discussions on funding and new laws," added Rep. Buck-Taylor, a member of the finance, environment and judiciary committees.
"New Milford's farming population can count on my strong representation for them in Hartford," she said.