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Farm Bureau Works

LITTLE ROCK AND WASHINGTON.

Farm Bureau has a proven record of success in legislation in Arkansas and the nation. Laws sponsored successfully include:

  • Property tax protection
  • Sales tax exemptions for machinery, seed, feed, fertilizer and crop protection chemicals
  • Research centers at Hope, Keiser, Stuttgart and Monticello
  • A right-to-farm law
  • Soil testing laboratory services
  • Improvements in federal estate tax law
  • Grain warehouse bonding
  • Brucellosis regulations

On the national level, the organization is busy:

  • Supporting common-sense legislation on private property rights; wetlands; reinstatement of capital gains for land, livestock and timber; penalties for animal rights vandalism
  • Working with federal agencies to protect farmers from unfair regulations

A Varied Menu of Services, Projects

  • Full-time lobbyists in Little Rock and Washington, D.C.
  • Public relations on behalf of farmers
  • Farm-City programs
  • Active women's programs
  • Commodity promotion
  • Daily Commodity Market Reports
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield health care products
  • College scholarships
  • Full line of insurance available through Southern Farm Bureau Life Ins. Co., Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Ins. Co. and Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of Ark. Inc.
  • Young Farmer and Rancher awards
  • National Leadership Forum, Teen Challenge Week
  • Political education
  • Estate planning clinics
  • Year-round monitoring of regulatory agencies, government offices
  • Contributions to 4-H, FFA
  • Safety education
  • Child-saver program
  • Reward program to discourage vandalism
  • Ag in the Classroom
  • Fairs and exhibits
  • Special sale discounts
  • FREE accidental death insurance, through a group policy with Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of Ark., Inc.
  • Magazine, newsletters for issue updates
  • Legislative alerts when farm legislation or regulations need action

You can continue to learn more about Farm Bureau here or go directly to the sign-up form.