Farmers Press Congress to Act on Tax Extenders

Farmers and small business owners say uncertainty about federal tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 is stifling investments as they make decisions on year-end equipment purchases.

“We are reluctant to invest capital in new equipment, buildings and facilities without knowing how the new assets will be treated for tax purposes,” Texas farmer Mike Friemel said on a conference call with reporters. “We don’t want to tie up...

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