The American Farm Bureau (AFBF) has released its 2018 strategic action plan goals. The goals, which identify the organization’s top public policy issues for 2018, were approved in Nashville, Tennessee, by AFBF’s board of directors following delegate action during the organization’s 99th Annual Convention.

The action plan goals will serve as the focus of intensive, cross-functional planning and organizational engagement by AFBF throughout 2018. The four top issues include: farm policy: enact a farm bill in the 115th Congress that benefits farmers and ranchers, rural communities, and food security; immigration reform: enact immigration reform in the 115th Congress that helps meet farmers’ and ranchers’ labor needs; regulatory reform: work for reform to ensure that federal rules are limited to what is necessary, are supported by science, appropriately balance costs and benefits, are clearly authorized by law, are created in a transparent manner, and allow farmers and ranchers to remain productive; and trade: defend and expand trade opportunities for U.S. agriculture.