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Senate passes measure to address private land purchases using taxpayer dollars


The Iowa Senate in a bipartisan vote last week passed a Farm Bureau-supported bill, Senate File 548, designed to address the issue of land purchases by a private entity using taxpayer dollars.

Legislators work to extend and revise the SAVE program to support schools


The Iowa Legislature was busy in the ninth week of the 2019 legislative session, with each chamber debating and passing bills.

IFBF hosting webinar on  property assessment appeals


Iowa Farm Bureau will host a webinar at 1 p.m. March 26 with speakers from the Property Assessment Appeal Board explaining the process for contesting your property tax assessment, from informal review to appeal.

Explaining the Property Tax Assessment Appeal Process


A webinar to explain the process for contesting your property tax assessment, from informal review to appeal.

Making their voices heard


Farm Bureau members voice concerns on key agriculture issues at state capitol.

Public land acquisition bills introduced


The seventh week of the 2019 Iowa legislative session was busy with subcommittee and committee meetings before the first funnel deadline of March 8

IRS extends March 1 filing deadline for farmers


It's official. IRS has announced in Notice 2019-17 an extension to the March 1 deadline for farmers who did not make estimated tax payments by January 15, 2019. Under this Notice, farmers have until April 15 (April 17 in Maine or Massachusetts) to file their 2018 returns and pay in full any tax due. The Notice waives the IRC section 6654 penalty for failure to make estimated tax payments for these farmers and fishermen, but the relief must be requested.

Bills to expand beginning farmer tax credit move ahead


Legislators continued committee work last week as the first legislative funnel approaches in March 8.

School funding moves forward in Statehouse


Both chambers had a busy week of subcommittee and committee meetings.

Bills on grade sharing, farm truck weights and 'save' move forward


Many policy bills began moving through the legislative process