National Issues

2019 Federal Legislative Priorities

INFB Member talking with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Agricultural Labor

Enact legislation that helps farmers and ranchers meet their labor needs. LEARN MORE

Infrastructure

Work for greater investment in rural and agricultural infrastructure, including broadband Internet access, rural roads and bridges, inland waterway locks and dams, sea ports and agricultural research.

Regulatory Reform

Work for reform of the rule-making process to ensure that federal rules are supported by science and created in a transparent manner, while identifying specific regulations and regulatory opportunities that improve the ability of farmers and ranchers to remain productive and competitive. LEARN MORE

Trade 

Defend and expand trade opportunities for U.S. agriculture. LEARN MORE

Additional watch-list items will be monitored for developments that warrant increased strategic planning and collaboration. These include:

Animal Agriculture

Increase efforts to defend animal agriculture production and promote meat consumption, as well as work for policies to enhance animal ag producers' productivity and profitability, such as transportation issues unique to livestock and poultry production, aquaculture and apiculture.

Energy

Ensure policy that enhances the availability and affordability of energy for farmers and ranchers, and encourages the growth of renewable energy production. LEARN MORE

Farm Policy

Monitor implementation of the 2018 farm bill to ensure farmers' and rancher's needs are met. LEARN MORE

Labeling

Monitor rules and practices dealing with labeling of food and agricultural products.

Taxes

Continue working to eliminate the estate tax, promote other tax policies that benefit farmers and ranchers, and preserve the Unrelated Business Income Tax exemption that allows Farm Bureau to be a voice for farmers and ranchers. LEARN MORE