National Issues

At a national level, Missouri Farm Bureau stays actively involved with current issues and legislation so that all efforts regarding agriculture are better communicated to members and all Missourians. Missouri Farm Bureau monitors issues related to the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and federal agencies to ensure that the interests of agriculture and the rural way of life are well represented on Capitol Hill.

Priority National Issues

Trade

Staying up to date on trade issues, specifically issues affecting the agriculture industry, is a continuous job for the staff at Missouri Farm Bureau, but it is one that is carried out with the utmost care…

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Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is one of the largest pieces of agricultural legislation that moves through the congressional process in Washington, DC. Farm bills are considered approximately every five years by our congressional leaders…

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Broadband Internet Access

Broadband internet access is essential for tomorrow’s economy. Missouri should make a significant investment in the Missouri Rural Broadband Development Fund in 2019…

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@SpencerMOFB

Simply put, the STEP Act and the For the 99.5 Percent Act would devastate rural America.

According to @AFPCTAMU, if enacted, 92 of 94 representative farms would incur additional tax liabilities averaging $𝟏.𝟒𝟑 𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐎𝐍 per farm.

The average farmer is nearly 60 years old, and more than a third of all farmers are over retirement age. Given the aging family farmer, it’s estimated that more than 370 million acres will likely trade hands over the next 15 years – that’s more than 40% of American farmland.

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