Delegates to the 1990 convention of New York Farm Bureau in Catskill have elected Charles Wille, an Orange County dairy farmer, to his sixth term as president.
He fended off a challenge by Ed Wallcrodt, a Jefferson County dairy farmer. Wille not only leads the 23,000-member New York Farm Bureau but also is a director of the 3.8 million-member American Farm Bureau Federation.
Wille led the Farm Bureau's opposition to the state's $1.9 billion Environmental Bond Act, which voters defeated.
Among resolutions approved by delegates were calls for state funding of all mandated programs, continued support of recycling programs and using unclaimed bottle deposits to finance county recycling programs and to finance solid waste management studies.