Three members of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Board have been named to American Farm Bureau’s Issue Advisory Committees. The 15 committees will meet in conjunction with the Advocacy Conference held in Washington, D.C. at the end of February.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Issue Advisory Committees provide an avenue for Farm Bureau’s grassroots leaders to contribute their issue expertise to the organization’s policy deliberations.
Outcomes of the committees’ deliberations include advice and counsel to the AFBF Board of Directors on policy-related actions AFBF might be advised to take, recommendations for state Farm Bureau policy development and policy recommendations to the AFBF Resolutions Committee.
Dave Daniels of Union Grove was selected to serve a two-year term on the farm policy committee. This committee discusses risk management, crop insurance, price and income support programs and conservation programs. Daniels is a dairy farmer and WFBF’s District 1 Director.
Joe Bragger of Independence was selected to serve a two-year term on the water committee. This committee covers Clean Water Act issues, national and regional water storage programs, Army Corps of Engineers water-related efforts and flood control. Bragger is a dairy and poultry farmer and WFBF’s District 4 Director.
Dick Gorder of Mineral Point was selected to serve a two-year term on the trade advisory committee in 2016 and selected chair of the committee in 2017. This committee discusses trade negotiations, enforcement of current agreements, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, trade promotion programs, non-tariff barriers to trade and works with AFBF’s trade team. Gorder is a dairy farmer and WFBF’s District 3 Director.