Michigan Farm Bureau represents and enhances the interests of our members. Policy and politics play a key role in the organization as our staff and members serve as agricultural advocates. Working with local, state and federal elected officials and regulatory leaders is vital to the success of implementing our member-driven policy.
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Communicate with elected officials at the state and federal level on issues of importance to agriculture and Farm Bureau policy.
AgriPac, in cooperation with county Farm Bureau candidate evaluation committees, evaluates and endorses the candidates who will best support Farm Bureau policy and agriculture.
Our policy evolves from a process involving individual member participation—the study, discussion and development at local and state meetings.
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Farm Bureau members work tirelessly to implement policy at the state and federal level. See some of our recent and historical accomplishments here.
March 15, 2017
Anyone questioning the need for regulatory reform need only look at the process used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its efforts to implement the Waters of the U.S.—WOTUS—says Paul Schlegel, director of energy and policy team for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Trump Administration orders for stricter immigration enforcement, unsupported by substantial Congressional reform, means anxiety among workers and farmers across rural America, with Michigan farmers potentially suffering the biggest impact.
While negotiations for a new U.S. farm program typically focus on the pros and cons of direct payments to farmers, approximately 80 percent of the current 2014 Farm Bill’s budget is earmarked for nutrition and food assistance programs, according to John Newton, director of market intelligence for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
March 14, 2017
Within a short, five-week period, more than 150 county Farm Bureau members will have visited our nation’s Capital to advocate on behalf of Michigan agriculture and the organization’s member-developed policy.
March 6, 2017
Celebrating the start of Food and Agriculture Month, Michigan Farm Bureau staff recently spent some quality time with the 11 new members of the state’s House Agriculture Committee covering a broad spectrum of topics ranging from Farm Bureau’s history and grass-roots policy process, to the organization’s legislative priorities.
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