Resources and Links

Click on the text below to access information regarding various issues and topics impacting Arizona’s farmers and ranchers. 

Arizona Farm Bureau Clean Water Rule Comment  Letter

Taxes

Arizona Agricultural Tax Credits and Exemptions    

Agricultural feed; sales; tax exemptions- Breakdown of HB 2326 as passed in 2016

Arizona Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Rules: Proposition 206

Transportation

Arizona Farm Bureau Transportation Handbook

The Arizona Farm Bureau recently updated its Ag Transportation Handbook. The handbook includes state and federal statutes, rules, and exemptions for transporting agricultural goods on roads and highways. 

AZFB members may obtain a free copy of the handbook by contacting transportation@azfb.org. Please include full name, mailing address and number of copies requested. 


AZFB members can also click here to login and access an electronic version of the handbook.

Click here to access an example of a Hazmat Security Plan.


Electronic Logging Devices 

  • Livestock  (as defined in 49 CFR 395.2) and insect haulers are not required to comply with the ELD rule for the duration of the FY 2018 appropriations bill (September 30, 2018), and any subsequent continuing resolutions.
  • UPDATE: The statutory exemption was extended through December 7, 2018 by the continuing resolution and will remain in place until further notice. Drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption. For additional information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration click here

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website includes information that addresses questions concerning existing agricultural exemptions and when FMCSA's rules and regulations apply. 

  • ELD Hours of Service (HOS) and Agriculture Exemptions - online link and pdf
  • Exemptions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (includes CDL information) – online link
  • FMCSA Agriculture Exemptions Recorded Presentation – click here
    • Corresponding PowerPoint slides - click here

FMCSA Regulatory Guidance

Open Range Laws

I ndustrial Hemp

Arizona recently passed legislation legalizing the growing of Industrial Hemp in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) will oversee the development and implementation of the Industrial Hemp pilot program. Please click here for the ADA Hemp Information Sheet.  

The Farm Bill

Why the Farm Bill is Important to Arizona

Elections and Elected Officials

County Farm Bureau Political Involvement Guidelines 

Fundraising Checklist

American Farm Bureau Briefing Booklet - 117th Congress

Tips for Testifying

Your Voice Matters - Tips for Testifying

Trichomoniasis Testing: 2020 Rule 

Summary of Producer Impact