The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) recently wrapped up its annual convention in Austin, Texas. During those meetings, delegates from across the country came to bring their policy goals for 2020. All of them set at the state level, including Iowa. Now that the meetings are concluded, the AFBF announced its policy goals for the new year.
Dairy has been a sector that has experienced many challenges for the past several years. AFBF Vice President Scott VanderWal says the delegates decided to help support the creation of a farmer-led milk management system. This proposal came after a year-long study on how to create more efficiencies in the milk system.
Another hot topic in agriculture is guest worker regulations. AFBF members pledged their support to H-2A labor reforms.
Members also moved on policy for conservation compliance, hemp regulations, and science-based climate change research. VanderWal says the members have spoken and given their leadership the marching orders for 2020.