Farm Bureau’s 94th Annual convention kicked off Tuesday with grassroots member involvement at its best as delegates have gathered to discuss and debate proposed policies on state and national issues. Subcommitees of the State Legislative Policy Committee are called upon to explain their work in proposing changes and additions to existing policy in the areas of taxes, natural resources, ag policy and education, government and social issues. This is followed by delegate action/voting on the proposed policies or changes.
Up for discussion are topics such as taxes on agricultural land, commodity checkoff programs, conservation easements and water.
Listen to my interview with Kevin Peterson, District 4 Director and producer from Polk County, about the SLPC process.
Check www.nefb.org or visit the blog for more updates from the meeting.