Washington Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization comprised of 25 county Farm Bureaus, each with a policy development committee.
Washington Farm Bureau members surface policy issues and work through their county Farm Bureau policy development committee to draft resolution language. The county Farm Bureau board of directors then considers the resolution. If approved, the resolution is submitted to the state Policy Development Committee for review.
Washington Farm Bureau has created a form to help draft policy language. The form for developing our 2016 policies can be found here.
Policy resolutions approved by the state Policy Development Committee are forwarded to voting delegates at the Washington Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in November for consideration. State policy resolutions adopted by the voting delegates become organizational policy for the following year.
National policy resolutions adopted by the voting delegates are submitted to the American Farm Bureau Federation for review and consideration.
For information about the American Farm Bureau Federation policy development process, go to www.fb.org.
For a copy of the most current policy book, click here.