The most pressing issue for America’s farmers and ranchers in Congress is the prompt passage of legislation to provide estate tax relief, keep capital gains tax rates and extend other important tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009 or are set to expire at the end of 2010, according to American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman.
Consolidated, bipartisan legislation offers the best hope of fixing a regulatory nightmare created by a 2009 court ruling. That ruling overturned a key exemption for pesticide use under the Clean Water Act, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
With members of Congress gone from Washington to campaign for the November election, the big issue left on hold is tax cuts, according to Mark Maslyn, executive director of public policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
North Dakota Farm Bureau's Route 1000 program will be holding classes for young drivers across the state in late November. Have you signed up your licensed teen driver yet?
Political Action - If you don’t think elections and politics affect you, by all means stop reading now! However, if you are a member of Farm Bureau and have been reading these columns, I know you have an understanding of how all of our lives are affected by both elections and politics.
Provisions in the new health care law that require farms, ranches and other businesses to complete an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 for any expenditure totaling more than $600 in a calendar year create an unnecessary and costly paperwork burden, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - It’s been almost 70 years since Nobel Prize winning economist Friedrich A. Hayek wrote his timeless masterwork, The Road to Serfdom. The book inspired several generations of Farm Bureau leaders after it circulated in the United States, and it continues to be relevant today.
Particularly if you are a small business owner. A new report released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration shows that small businesses, those with fewer than 20 employees, pay significantly more per employee to comply with federal regulations than large businesses, especially when it comes to environmental and tax compliance obligations.