March is the kickoff month for Farm Bureau policy development.
For a century, Farm Bureau members have helped draft our policy in a grassroots and transparent process. This process allows the Iowa Farm Bureau policy to be broad-based and instrumental in fulfilling the needs of members.
Over the years, Farm Bureau members have looked for opportunities to improve upon our policy development process. We know that changes in farm demographics, age of members, changes in population trends, a continued decline in understanding of how food is grown and reasons why our rural communities are important demands that we tailor a process for developing policy that fits our times.
We also see increasing pressure from interest groups,...