AFBF has released highlights of its 2016 strategic action plan, which addresses public policy issues in the coming year. The plan is a result of deliberations of delegates to the AFBF’s 97th Annual Convention in Orlando. The board-approved plan focuses the organization’s attention on a number of key issues including:
- Creating a more-positive dialogue with consumers about modern agricultural practices;
- Protecting farmers’ ability to use biotech plant varieties and other innovative technologies;
- Opposing unlawful expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act; and
- Moving forward with congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
“We will continue to work hard to protect the business of American agriculture on all fronts. This plan is an important roadmap to key issue areas that AFBF and our grassroots members will address in 2016,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said.
AFBF news release