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Bob Stallman


Self Description

September 2006: "Bob Stallman, a rice and cattle producer from Columbus, Texas, is serving his fourth term as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation's largest and most influential general farm organization. The 11th president in the organization's history, Mr. Stallman was first elected president on Jan. 13, 2000. He is the first AFBF president to hail from the Lone Star State.

Prior to becoming AFBF President, Mr. Stallman was president of the Texas Farm Bureau, a position he held since 1993. He became a member of AFBF's board of directors in 1994. Mr. Stallman served on various committees and boards during his tenure on the AFBF board of directors, including chairman of the Audit Committee and chairman of the 1998 Farm Economy Committee. He also sat on the International Trade Advisory Committee.

A 1974 honors graduate of the University of Texas, Mr. Stallman joined the family farm operation in 1975. He quickly assumed leadership roles in Farm Bureau, joining the board of directors of the Colorado County (Texas) Farm Bureau in 1977. He eventually served in all officer positions for the organization, including president.

In addition to Farm Bureau involvement, Mr. Stallman has been selected to serve on various state and federal committees. In 1996, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush appointed Mr. Stallman to the Citizen's Committee on Property Tax Relief. That same year, Mr. Stallman was appointed by then-House Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts to the Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture, a panel that proposed recommendations on farm policy for Congress and the administration.

In 2002, Mr. Stallman began serving on the board of directors for the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), an organization highly regarded for the role it plays in the debate on tax and environmental policy issues. In September 2001, he was appointed to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC), which provides the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative information and advice on trade negotiating objectives. In June 2001, Mr. Stallman began serving on the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), the State Department's principal advisory panel regarding international economic issues. In Spring 2001, he began serving on the board of trustees for the Farm Foundation, a nonprofit organization that improves the well-being of U.S. agriculture and rural people. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of the World Agricultural Forum, an independent organization that encourages open debate and discussion of international food, fiber and fuel issues..."

http://www.fb.org/index.php?fuseaction=newsroom.presbio

Third-Party Descriptions

December 2001: ""They resent the fact that neighbors can look up their business," said Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation's largest farmers organization. "I don't know that Social Security is public.""

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63034-2001Dec18.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) Organization Sep 7, 2006
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) American Farm Bureau Federation (FB) Organization Sep 7, 2006
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) Department of Agriculture/Agriculture Department (USDA) Organization Sep 7, 2006
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) State Department/Department of State (DOS) Organization Sep 7, 2006
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Organization Sep 7, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) University of Texas - Austin Organization Sep 7, 2006
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) World Agricultural Forum (WAF) Organization Sep 7, 2006
Appointed/Selected by President George W. Bush Person Sep 7, 2006
Appointed/Selected by Sen. Pat Roberts Person Sep 7, 2006

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Dec 19, 2001 Farm Subsidy Web Site Sows Discord: Listing of Payment Details Raises Questions in Congress and Angers Recipients

QUOTE: Since its public debut on Nov. 6, a new Internet-accessible database that ranks farmers by name according to the amount of federal subsidies they receive has recorded 10.1 million searches.

Washington Post