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Includes administrative and legislative files, files for their annual
meetings and those of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the New York
State Conference Board of Farm Organizations, and extensive standing and ad hoc
committee files, containing correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislative
bills, questionnaires, clippings, minutes, resolutions, telegrams, and
publications of the state and national Federations, which document the
development of positions the Federation took on contemporary issues including
crop allotment, farm price supports, daylight saving time, state aid for
construction of town and county highways, regulations of small slaughtering
establishments, the 1961 milk strike in the New York City area, property taxes,
relations with cooperative associations, property damage done by hunters, Farm
Bureau Insurance Services, and the relationship between the state Federation
and the Cooperative Extension Service associated with Cornell University; also,
records concerning communication and cooperation with the Cooperative Grange
League Federation Exchange, (GLF), Kansas State Farm Bureau, Co-operative
Association, Dairymen's League, New York State Holstein-Friesian Association,
Empire State Potato Growers' Cooperative Association, American Farm Bureau
Federation, New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, New
York State Conference Board of Farm Organizations, New York county farm
bureaus, and other organizations.
Correspondents include Howard E. Babcock, Charles W. Bassett, C.K.
Bullock, Maurice C. Burritt, Harry F. Byrd, Jr., Jay Coryell, H.L. Creal, Roger
W. Fleming, Edward S. Foster, John S. Gold, Samuel R. Guard, Hugh F. Hall, J.R.
Howard, Jacob K. Javits, Nelson M. Jost, Kenneth B. Keating, Enos Lee, John C.
Lynn, Albert R. Mann, H.C. McHenrie, Thomas McKeary, T.E. Milliman, Harold C.
Ostertag, J. Don Parel, Charles G. Porter, F.E. Robertson, Nelson A.
Rockefeller, L.R. Simons, E.P. Smith, Frank M. Smith, S.L. Stivings, John
Taber, H.R. Talmage, Wayne E. Tyler, E. Victor Underwood, E.C. Weatherby, and