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FB members press to make  tax coupling permanent


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) members are contacting their state lawmakers to vote in favor of permanently coupling Iowa’s tax code with federal tax code for Section 179 asset expensing. 

Statehouse focuses on budget


The Iowa Legislature last week worked toward finalizing a bill to de-appropriate approximately $117 million from the fiscal 2017 budget

Branstad sets water quality funding as key budget priority


Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last week introduced a budget that prioritizes a long-term, dedicated source of revenue for implementing projects outlined in the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Tax Experts: Farmers and Ranchers Should be Ready for Changes


From estate taxes to capital gains and cost recovery, House Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump are floating proposals to make significant changes to tax provisions important to farmers and ranchers. Speaking at AFBF’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, tax experts discussed the impact of potential tax changes for those involved in agriculture.

Securing dedicated water quality funding, coupling with federal tax policy, and protecting property taxpayers top Iowa Farm Bureau's 2017 legislative priorities


Members of Iowa’s largest grassroots farm organization plan to focus their 2017 legislative lobbying strength on issues that stand to impact all Iowans, including advancing water quality, coupling with Section 179, and protecting property taxpayers.

FB to focus on taxes, water quality in 2017 Iowa session


In the upcoming session of the Iowa Legislature, which begins Jan. 9, Farm Bureau will focus on coupling the Iowa tax code with federal tax code for Section 179 asset expensing; on creating a long-term, dedicated funding source to support Iowa’s critical water quality and soil conservation programs; on protecting property taxpayers; and on other key legislative initiatives.

Farm Bureau brings strong, grassroots voice to Statehouse


Each year at the Iowa Legislature and in their communities, Farm Bureau members work together to support agriculture and rural communities.

State revenue growth adjusted downward; will create new starting point for budget


Citing a difficult farm economy and other factors, the Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) last week lowered the state’s revenue estimate by $96.2 million from its October estimate.

Making sure agriculture’s voice is  heard in Washington’s new era


As the dust settles on a long election season, now is the time for the real work of addressing the critical issues facing America’s rural comm­unities.

Selected 2016 Taxation Issues for Iowa Farmers


... A concise, alphabetized review of some key tax provisions important to Iowa farmers. It is not intended to be all-inclusive or to offer tax advice. Rather, this review is designed as an educational reference guide, a starting place so to speak for some of the issues about which we, at the Center, most often field questions.