The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting is just over a week away. With last week’s vote to extend the current Farm Bill, will it affect policy discussions at the annual meeting next week in Nashville?
AFBF Deputy Director of Public Policy Dale Moore says that remains to be seen – but he does anticipate the extension is something that will be discussed a lot – both in and out of sessions. “From the standpoint of help us understand clearly what Congress did and did not do relative to the extension of the Farm Bill, the tax and other provisions,” he says.
Moore tells Brownfield Farm Bureau members have been working for months to prepare resolutions to set policy at the upcoming meeting. “I think it will spur a little more discussion among the delegates to make sure we are positioned as well as we can be in anticipation that Congress is going to move forward crafting a new Farm Bill,” he says.
And with the new Congress, he says, even though the process has to start over again – he is hoping they can pick up where they left off when it comes to policy discussions.