Together with brahmin barons, they use their money and pull in politics to direct policies in the NCR to their needs. When President Tandi was in office, she put forth regulations that set limits on the number of cattle and land any one person can own. After Tandi died, pressure from the Stockmen's Association and the Republican Farmer's Committee on the new presidents whittled away her policies until President Aaron Kimball overturned them completely.[Pub 1]
Agri-barons are mentioned in the Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide.
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 456: "Controversy over Economic Development: The NCR's economy is based on two resources: its great Brahmin herds, and swaths of land that have been restored to arable condition. These provide the nation with meat, leather, and starchy vegetables. During President Tandi's presidency, regulations limited the number of cattle head and the acreage of fields that could be owned by a single person. Despite constant pressure from the Stockmen's Association and Republican Farmer's Committee, such regulations loosened only a little so long as Tandi was in office. Following her death, however, they eroded until President Kimball overturned them completely.
As a result, the past 12 years have seen the rise of the Brahmin Barons and Agri-Barons: captains of industry who are, by post-apocalyptic standards, spectacularly wealthy. This has given birth to a number of cottage industries, from the rebirth of luxury goods production to "journalism" that reports on the latest purchases, commissions, and "life lessons" of the newly rich and famous."