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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 E.R. Zimmer.

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