APLU, through the Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA), advocates yearly on behalf of agricultural research, extension, and education funding. The BAA is also heavily involved in advocating for beneficial language regarding university priorities in each Farm Bill. The BAA also maintains vigilance over federal agency implementation of relevant legislation. The BAA also responds to legislative and administrative issues as they arise.
APLU also advocates yearly on behalf of natural resources research and outreach funding through its Boards on Natural Resources (BNR) and Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate (BOAC). Additionally, these Boards advocate for reauthorization of relevant programs such as the National Sea Grant College Program or the Water Resources Research Act. Finally, these Boards keep an eye out for administrative issues of relevance to their fields.