American Farm Bureau
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and commonly referred to as the Farm Bureau is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and representing the interests of farmers and ranchers in the United States and is the largest farm organization in the United States.
Campaign Finance$20,654,302 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of American Farm Bureau
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount American Farm Bureau $70,037,400 Texas Farm Bureau $4,556,000 Alabama Farmers Federation $2,141,488 North Carolina Farm Bureau $1,850,027 Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation $1,790,458 Kentucky Farm Bureau $1,458,752 Kansas Farm Bureau $1,230,000 California Farm Bureau Federation $1,230,000 Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation $1,163,000 Missouri Farm Bureau Federation $1,140,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Clean Air & Water,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Food Industry,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.872 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 H.R.2112 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 S.510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act H.R.4645 Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act H.R.5088 America's Commitment to Clean Water Act S.787 Clean Water Restoration Act H.R.1549 Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.1259 Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 514 dockets; Submitted to 85 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "American Farm Bureau" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 5 PHMSA Hazardous Materials in Intrastate Commerce 1987
- Toggle 4 ETA Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States; Modernizing the Labor Certification Process and Enforcement 2008
- Toggle 2 FDA Veterinary Feed Directive 2010
- Toggle 2 EPA 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Revised Risk Assessments and Preliminary Risk Reduction Options (Phase 5 of 6-Phase Process); Notice of Availability 2004
- Toggle 2 ETA Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States; Proposed Rule 2009
- Toggle 2 AMS Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Lamb, Pork, Fish, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, and Peanuts Unknown
- Toggle 2 GIPSA Implementation of Regulations Required Under Title XI of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008; Conduct in Violation of the Act 2010
- Toggle 2 APHIS Environmental Assessment; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Sugar Beet Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to the Herbicide Glyphosate 2010
- Toggle 2 FWS Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Proposed Threatened Status 2012
- Toggle 2 FWS Revised Definitions for ESA Section 7 Consultations; 50 CFR Part 402 2008
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 85 PHMSA Hazardous Materials in Intrastate Commerce 1987
- Toggle 60 EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) 2005
- Toggle 53 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 2007
- Toggle 37 EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). 2002
- Toggle 37 EPA Notice of Availability of Correspondence Regarding to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations 2005
- Toggle 33 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM) 2001
- Toggle 29 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 2005
- Toggle 29 WHD Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations—Civil Money Penalties 2011
- Toggle 23 OSHA ERGONOMICS PROGRAM 2006
- Toggle 20 EPA Revisions to the Ambient Air Monitoring Regulations 2004
Advisory Committees24 people on 20 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "American Farm Bureau" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 9 people on 11 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 8 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Commodity Futures Trading Commission 3 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle International Development Cooperation Agency 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Agency for International Development 1 person on 1 committee