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The power of Farm Bureau has always been vested in our grassroots policy development process. That means farmers and ranchers ultimately determine where Farm Bureau stands on agriculture issues. Policy development starts with a member having an idea and sharing it with other farmers and ranchers at the county Farm Bureau. From there, the idea can advance from the county, to the state and then onto the national level, provided it meets consensus approval from other farm and ranch members along the way. As a Farm Bureau member you have a voice and can shape your future.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau’s policy book reflects the opinions of our members relating to agriculture and rural issues. These policy positions guide our legislative and regulatory action on important agriculture related issues. Participating in the Farm Bureau policy development process is a proven, tested exercise that produces sound policy, educates Farm Bureau members and improves trusted relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including local, state and national elected officials, agency personnel and others.

How Is Farm Bureau Policy Developed?

The power of Nebraska Farm Bureau has always been vested in our grassroots policy development process. Farmers and ranchers ultimately determine where Farm Bureau stands on agricultural issues. Policy development starts with a member having an idea and sharing it with other farmers and ranchers at the county Farm Bureau. From there, the idea can advance from the county, to the state and then onto the national level, provided it meets consensus approval from other farm and ranch members along the way. Farm Bureau's policy development process is a hands-on, unique experience anchored in tradition and success.

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Important Policy Development Dates

Nov. 9, 2017 - NEFB Policy Issues Forum – Kearney Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE
Dec. 4-5, 2017 - NEFB Annual Meeting and Convention – Younes Convention Center, Kearney, NE
Jan. 6-10, 2018 - AFBF Annual Meeting and Convention – Nashville, TN

 

Helpful Links

Nebraska Farm Bureau Policy Book

American Farm Bureau Policy Book