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April 10th, 2014: Farm Bureau Calls for Tax Changes

Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee. “One of the major goals of tax reform should be to provide stable, predictable rules for businesses so […] Continue reading . . .

April 4th, 2014: Bacon and egg prices increase

Higher retail prices for several food items used to prepare breakfast, including bacon, eggs and bread, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals […] Continue reading . . .

April 2nd, 2014: Statement: Regarding EPA’s Proposed “waters” Rule

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding EPA’s Proposed ‘Waters’ Rule “Last week, the American Farm Bureau Federation carefully reviewed EPA’s March 25 release of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule. The results of our review are dismaying. “The EPA proposal poses a serious threat to farmers, ranchers and other landowners. […] Continue reading . . .