These days it seems as much policy comes from the corporate boardroom as from Congress. Some corporate directors are hurriedly bowing to pressure not from their customers, but from vocal activists.

The result is corporate policies that forbid farmers and ranchers from using tools to maximize production, protect the environment or care for animals.

Smart companies listen to their customers — and their suppliers. They collect all the facts before making decisions, rather than just responding to whoever is complaining the loudest.

Through our corporate advocacy program, Farm Bureau is working to help...