Farm Bureau is urging support for S. 2774, the Agriculture Students EARN Act. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), would make the first $5,000 of income earned by students completing 4-H or FFA agricultural projects tax free. Farm Bureau also supports companion legislation (H.R. 3255, the Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2015) introduced in the House by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Michael Conaway (R-Texas).
Student agricultural projects increase awareness of and foster an interest in fields of study that will provide the next generation of farmers and ranchers, food scientists, agricultural engineers, agronomists, horticulturalists and soil scientists.