American Farm Bureau lays out their 2024 priorities during their annual convention

The American Farm Bureau’s annual convention is wrapping up in Salt Lake City, Utah. A new year brings new policy priorities, which reflect the technological times we are living in.

Delegates voted to address the growth of artificial intelligence in agriculture, and they say while AI has the ability to enhance farming, privacy must be respected. They also voted to stabilize wage rates for guest workers and revise H-2A and H-2B programs. Increasing reference prices in the Farm Bill and maintaining strong crop insurance programs also made the list. They also supported additional funding to improve data collection on foreign ownership of ag land.

Beyond policy, president Zippy Duvall and vice president Scott Vanderwal were re-elected to another two-year term.