Farm Bureau Policy

Policy Development and Issue Surfacing

Farm 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 (see the video below). Each February, the State Resolutions Committee will review all input surfaced by members and prepare a suggested opinionnaire to begin further exploring issues based on the priorities identified by members. From March through July, each county Farm Bureau is discussing the issues, obtaining member input, and adopting county resolutions. In September, the voting delegate body will vote on new state and national policy positions.

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.

How Farm Bureau Policy Development Works

Iowa Farm Bureau Vice President Brian Feldpausch explains Iowa Farm Bureau's year-long grassroots policy development process.

2024 Suggested Opinionnaire

Click below to read the 2024 suggested opinionnaire.


2024 Policy Development Background Information

Click below to read or hear background information on issues being considered for policy development in 2024.


Ag Leaders2024 State Resolutions Committee

1st Row (Left to Right): Ethan Lambert, Jerome Fulsaas, Brian Feldpausch (Vice President), Karen Appleton, Zac Preston, and Chris Prizler. 2nd Row (Left to Right): Jeremy Stangl, Mike Jamison, Noah Coppess, Lauren Van Wyk, Derrick Black, and David Breneman. Not Pictured: Megan Hansen.

2024 Summer Policy Conference Dates

September 4, 2024
September 5, 2024

Member Input

Farm Bureau's grassroots policy development process starts with member input. Offer your input here, or click "Member Input" in the main menu.

Click here to see the issues surfaced for consideration in the 2024 policy development cycle.