AFBF Out With 2021 Policy Objectives

Setting Farm Bureau’s focus for 2021, Key topics ranged from farm diversity to farm labor and dairy policy to livestock marketing. Sam Kieffer, AFBF Vice President of Public Affairs, said Farm Bureau delegates voted to increase racial diversity in agriculture.

“Recognizing the importance of broadening access to agriculture, our delegates voted to increase racial diversity in farming. Our new policy calls for increased funding for USDA programs that make inheriting farms easier, and to promote diverse farmland ownership.”

Kieffer said delegates also support re-examining 2018 Farm Bill modifications to the milk pricing formula and increasing transparency in the cattle markets. Another big priority, support for  farm labor reforms.

“Recognizing the importance of the H-2A program, but also calling for reforms to expand the program and provide visa workers for both seasonal and year-round operations, specifically dairy, mushrooms and other operations that are not just for one time of the year.”

Delegates also elected members to serve on the AFBF board of directors and national program committees. For more, visit the AFBF’s Website.

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