Michigan Farm Bureau’s 2021 grassroots policy agenda, debated and approved by more than 350 county delegates at the organization’s 101st annual meeting on Dec. 2, 2020, is now available online.
The 102 state-level policies cover issues important to the food and agriculture industry and Michigan’s rural communities, including policies on commodities, natural resources and the environment, transportation regulations, labor laws, education, energy and more.
“County Farm Bureau members worked hard to overcome a variety of obstacles during the annual policy development process,” said Emily Reinart, MFB’s grassroots policy outreach specialist. “If anything, 2020 appears to have strengthened our members’ resolve and sharpened their talent for crafting meaningful, well-thought-out policies to protect and enhance our farming community.”
“As we start a new year, the book not only serves as our legislative and regulatory agenda, but also aids members in collaborating with their peers, elected officials and state agency leaders as proposals impacting their farms are formulated and deliberated.”
Reinart encouraged members to review several new policies approved by delegates:
Members can easily navigate and read the policies by using the sort and search features on the web page or download the book in its entirety via a printer-friendly PDF file.
An updated version of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) policy book will be made available in February, following the AFBF annual meeting virtual delegate session on Jan. 14.