Influence Policy on Behalf of Your Members

November 14, 2016 • Less than a minute

Public policy and government regulations are big concerns for many ag producers. All too often, the farmer’s perspective is missing when decisions are made that affect agricultural production.

That’s why it’s critical for ag organizations to be involved in public policy decision-making.

As a cooperative, you have the unique ability to leverage your members’ voices to influence public policy. It’s important to:

  • Create a strategy for actively engaging at the county or state level of government.
  • Build an ongoing program for legislative communication.
  • Implement a relationship-building program to actively represent co-op members in policy development.