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Florida Farm Bureau Releases Transportation Manual

In 2004, Florida Farm Bureau worked with the Florida Department of Transportation to design a handbook outlining transportation rules and regulations as they apply to agriculture.  Since that time many changes have taken place in the law and we decided to update this useful tool.

Download the Transportation Manual

Florida Farm Bureau Comments on proposed Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Standards

Written Comments re: Adoption of Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Standards for Florida

Dairy-Anaerobic Digester Feasiblity Study Results:  

In October 2008 the Florida Farm Bureau Federation along with 23 partners received a 2008 USDA grant to determine the viability of anaerobic digesters in Florida, specifically for use on dairy farms. See below for more information.

Download a pdf of the Energy Issue Brief
PowerPoint on the feasibility study results

Statutory Exemptions for Agriculture.

Correcting misconceptions about Florida's Greenbelt Law

Q: What is Greenbelt?

A: It is not a tax “exemption.” Under the Greenbelt Law, FS 193.461 (3) (b), properties that are bona fide agricultural operations are taxed according to the “use” value of those operations, rather than the development value. Generally, tax assessments for qualifying land are lower than those for other uses. But ... all owners of such property do pay taxes.

Questions & answers about the Greenbelt Law.

Myths about Greenbelt.

Policy Development

Issues Main Page - Policy Development

Interested in knowing how the Farm Bureau Develops Policy? Click here to learn about the policy development & implementation process.

Click here to view the 2015 Florida Farm Bureau Policy Book in PDF format.

Advisory Committees

Action Center

Issue Briefs