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The voting delegates of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), the state’s largest general farm organization, met in West Des Moines this week to develop policy direction on issues important to farmers and all Iowans.
Guided by statewide grassroots input, the Iowa (IFBF) Political Action committee (PAC) has made “Friend of Agriculture” designations for the 2016 general election on Nov. 8.
The annual Iowa Farm Bureau young farmer summer trip shifted gears this year, heading north to Minneapolis instead of east to Chicago to learn more about agriculture industries and network with other beginning farmers.
House Republicans’ plan to reform the tax code would make significant changes for businesses and lower tax rates. In Thursday’s Newsline, American Farm Bureau Federation tax specialist Pat Wolff highlights parts of the plan that would benefit farmers.
The United States is facing a mounting government debt and spending crisis, and neither of the presumed Republican or Democratic presidential candidates offer much hope to fix it
The House Republicans’ recently-released tax reform plan addresses several important features for farmers and ranchers, including full expensing, exclusions for capital gains and repeal of the estate tax.
House Republicans recently released a tax reform plan that addresses several important features for farmers and ranchers, including full expensing, exclusions for capital gains and repeal of the estate tax.
The House last week passed the Farm Bureau-supported Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (H.R. 5447), which would allow small businesses to use Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to give employees pre-tax dollars to pay for medical care and insurance.
American farmers need Congress to support cash accounting and the ability to deduct expenses when you make them, according to Pat Wolff, American Farm Bureau’s (AFBF) tax specialist.
AFBF’s tax specialist Pat Wolff says farmers must urge Congress to support cash accounting and farmers being able to match income with expenses on their tax returns.