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Farm Bureau: Tax code Must Promote the Business of Farming and Ranching

5/9/2017

In response to the release of President Donald Trump’s tax plan, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said in a statement: “Farmers and ranchers need a tax code that promotes the business of farming and ranching and recognizes the unique financial challenges we face

FB will continue to work for long-term water quality funding

5/1/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau members were pleased that the 2017 session of the Iowa Legislature approved an increase of more than $2 million in the fiscal 2018 budget to support farmers’ water quality and soil conservation efforts

AFBF: Tax reform must treat ag fairly

5/1/2017

The following are comments from Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president, on President Donald Trump’s tax plan announced last week.

School Finance Changes from the 2017 Legislative Session

4/28/2017

With the ending of the current legislative session, the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) has created a summary of some of the changes in school finance.

 Agriculture’s downturn showing up in reduced state revenue estimates

4/24/2017

Continued weakness in commodity prices is certainly showing up in farmers’ balance sheets, and it’s also apparent in tax collection trends in agricultural states like Iowa, according to an economist who closely monitors the Midwest economy.

Focus on budgets as 2017 Iowa legislative session winds down

4/17/2017

Much of the focus last week was on the budget process. Several of the 10 separate budget bills are making their way through their assigned subcommittees and full committee.

Farmers and Ranchers Need a Simple, Fair Tax Code

4/17/2017

“I don’t know any farmers who work in a perfect environment, free from any risks or elements beyond their control,” wrote AFBF President Zippy Duvall in his May Beyond the Fencerows column. “Sober reminders are all around us these days. From raging wildfires and nonstop rains to the challenging farm economy, many farmers and ranchers are doing their best to hold on for better days. Agriculture is not a business for the faint of heart—it takes a lot of faith and perseverance, even in the best of circumstances.

Farmers and Ranchers Need Comprehensive Tax Reform

4/11/2017

America’s farmers and ranchers need a flexible tax code that gives them freedom to both grow and adapt quickly to changes beyond their control, AFBF told Congress on Wednesday, (April 05, 2017).

Ag Groups Call for Estate Tax Repeal, Continuation of Stepped-up Basis

4/11/2017

As congressional lawmakers turn their attention to taxes, farmers and ranchers are urging them to include estate tax repeal in any tax reform legislation they consider this year.

Lawmakers begin work on new budget using revised estimates

4/10/2017

The House and Senate last week released their joint budget target for fiscal 2018 at $7.245 billion.

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