2019 Federal Legislative Priorities
Enact legislation that helps farmers and ranchers meet their labor needs. LEARN MORE
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.
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
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:
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.
Ensure policy that enhances the availability and affordability of energy for farmers and ranchers, and encourages the growth of renewable energy production. LEARN MORE
Monitor implementation of the 2018 farm bill to ensure farmers' and rancher's needs are met. LEARN MORE
Monitor rules and practices dealing with labeling of food and agricultural products.
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