Connecticut Farm Bureau members have full-time representation at the state capitol. More than 1,600 bills are introduced each session and all are reviewed for potential impact to our member farmers. Farm Bureau volunteer leaders maintain an active presence at the Capitol, as well as staying in touch with their elected officials through phone calls and letter writing. Volunteer leaders testify before committees during legislative session demonstrating constituent involvement.
When there are critical issues before lawmakers, Connecticut Farm Bureau issues a "Legislative Alert” that activates our extensive grassroots network. Members respond by calling, writing and sending e-mails to their legislators on specific bills. Legislative updates are routinely shared with members through e-mail. The Connecticut General Assembly convenes its legislative session in odd years on the first Wednesday of the first full week of January and runs to the first Wednesday of the first full week of June. In even years, the session convenes on the first Wednesday of the first full week of February and runs to the first Wednesday of the first full week in May.