*2020 Policy Development Update*

Due to impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s annual meeting season will be much different than usual. Each county Farm Bureau is making individual decisions on how to best proceed with completing necessary business and engaging in the Farm Bureau policy development process.

The meeting of the House of Delegates (county Farm Bureau Delegates) in which NHFB officers are elected and policy positions are discussed and adopted will take place. The meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, November 7 at a location in which CDC guidance for gatherings can be adhered to. No other aspects of our customary annual meeting, such as an evening banquet, will take place this year.

Dates to be aware of:
Wednesday, October 14 – Policy Resolutions due in NHFB office. Please send to Rob Johnson, robj@nhfarmbureau.org
Wednesday, October 21 – Policy Development Committee meeting via zoom. This meeting is held to review county FB & NHFB committee resolutions and determine the language submitted to the county Farm Bureau “House of Delegates” at the annual meeting. Committee members may also propose policy resolutions at this meeting.
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 AM – Meeting of the House of Delegates

A Voice for Agriculture in Government

New Hampshire Farm Bureau advocates for agriculture’s interests year-round in the Legislature, state government and all around the state through our active membership, dedicated county Farm Bureau and Federation Board of Directors, and Federation staff lobbyist. When it comes to animal welfare, Current Use, Extension programming, land use regulation and property rights, Farm Bureau makes a difference. We defend the ability of our state’s agricultural businesses to operate and help preserve the quality of life enjoyed by all New Hampshire residents.

  • Each year in August, the Policy Development Committee kicks off the policy development process by hearing from officials and leaders from throughout the state on issues important to agricultural businesses.

Policy Developed by our Members

The positions for which Farm Bureau advocates are developed by our members through a grassroots, democratic process. This time tested process gives Farm Bureau policy positions the attention and respect of our elected leaders and public officials.

2020 NHFB Policy Document

2019 Legislative Review