- Obtain high net income for farmers and ranchers.
- Ensure right to own and control private property.
- Develop, expand and protect foreign markets.
- Reduce ad valorem tax burden.
- Improve public relations for agriculture.
- Improve economic services to members.
- Protect agricultural water rights.
- Restrict burdensome regulations on agriculture.
Farm Bureau is an independent organization of farm and ranch families who have
joined to solve their problems through united action. The Farm Bureau is totally
controlled by its members through majority decision and is financed by voluntary
dues. The Texas Farm Bureau has more than 450,000 member families in 206
organized counties. It is affiliated with the American Farm Bureau Federation,
which has a membership in excess of 6 million member families in all 50 states
and Puerto Rico. Texas Farm Bureau is responsible for Farm Bureau® membership
and programs within Texas.
Policies that guide the organization originate at the grassroots level with each
member given an opportunity to participate. Polices are adopted after
discussion and exchange of ideas at county, state and national conventions.
Farm Bureau's structure guarantees membership control. Members originate
policies, and through their delegates, control state and national policies and
elect officers and directors.
Farm Bureau members get action on policies by expressing their desires to their
elected representatives. Legislative staffs in Austin and Washington, D.C.
inform lawmakers on Farm Bureau's position, and call for membership action when
member benefits and services
pages for a detailed listing of all the programs and services we offer.