About the TFB Legal Department
The Texas Farm Bureau legal department works to provide quality services to our members through legal advocacy of Farm Bureau policy. One of the tools used by the legal department is the Texas Farm Bureau Legal Defense Fund. This fund was initiated in 1998. The primary objective in using this fund is to implement Farm Bureau agricultural and rural policy issues through the state and federal court systems.
Farm Bureau uses these funds to participate in legal actions either as a party, intervenor, as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) or as a financial contributor to policy-related litigation efforts of others.
The TFB Legal Defense Fund cannot be used to provide legal advice to individuals but is used in cases that involve Farm Bureau policy issues. Generally, it is used on issues that will have a statewide effect on agriculture or property rights. Click here to read about the TFB Legal Defense Fund's involvement in recent cases in Texas.
The legal department also serves as counsel for Texas Farm Bureau by providing legal advice to the state board of directors, the executive director and other management staff. The department works closely with all departments and files lobby, ethics and other compliance reports with state and federal agencies.