10/11/2017 3:00:00 PM/Categories: Popular Posts, Today's Top 5, Opinions
Tax reform has recently taken center stage in Congress, and the discussions and news stories are heating up. Farmers and ranchers are especially interested in the discussion, as agriculture is a high-risk, high-input, capital-intensive business that needs certain provisions in the tax code essential for success. Any reform of the tax code should embrace the following five principles to make the code simpler, more transparent, revenue neutral and fair to farmers and ranchers
I urge farmers or ranchers and actually everyone with a keen interest in agriculture (do you eat?) to contact Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines, as well as Congressman Greg Gianforte, to reform the tax code so that it is simpler, more transparent, revenue neutral and fair to farmers and ranchers. It’s essential to all of us.
U.S. sales of tractors and combines remained positive at the mid-year mark, with all machine categories in the plus column, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
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Agriculture groups and elected officials from rural communities are coming out strong in support of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The bill, sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso, would give more power to state and local governments to make a decision based on their areas unique landscapes, individual needs, and conditions on the ground. Barrasso who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a hearing on the bill this week and believes reforms must take place for species to recover and be taken off the list entirely.