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Farm Bureau Policy

Farm Bureau Policy Help surface new ideas for Farm Bureau policy, learn about the issues other members are discussing, and read Farm Bureau’s current state and national policy positions.

Policy Development and Issue SurfacingFarm Bureau members lobby government officials to create laws and regulations that benefit farms and rural communities.

They do this by advocating for Farm Bureau policy (collective belief statements and public policy positions adopted by members on a yearly basis). Members surface and discuss new ideas for Farm Bureau policy through a year-long, grassroots process.

Read Farm Bureau’s current state and national policy positions.

Iowa Farm Bureau Policy American Farm Bureau Policy
Read American Farm Bureau’s priority issues.


2021 Policy Development Background Information

The issues included in the policy development process were surfaced on this website by Farm Bureau members and county Farm Bureaus. Farm Bureau members and the State Resolutions Committee, which is made up of twelve county Farm Bureau leaders, prioritized the issues for inclusion in this year’s process. Vice President Joe Heinrich chairs the State Resolutions Committee. The State Resolutions Committee then prepared a suggested opinionnaire for county Farm Bureaus to utilize in this year’s process and the Government Relations team assisted by preparing information on the topics.

Click below to read or watch a video with background information on issues being considered for policy development in 2021.

Remote Workers to Rural Iowa:

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Rural Development – City Extraterritorial Zoning:

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Rural Development – Development of Farmland:

Click here to view the video Click here to read
Statewide ATV/UTV Road Use:

Click here to view the video Click here to read
Vocational Meat Processing Training:

Click here to view the video Click here to read

Issue Surfacing is now Member Input

Looking for the Issue Surfacing tool? Issue Surfacing is now Member Input, and you can find it here or simply click “Member Input” in the main menu.