Organic Not Healthier than Conventional Food

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is “Organic” food healthier than “Conventional” food?” The majority of respondents said No at 60 percent with only 40 percent saying Yes. Most of the people I know don’t think organic means healthier and although they like I will eat something that is certified organic we just don’t want to pay more for it. Do these results surprise you?

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “What do you think is a fair “death tax” rate?” Permanent estate tax relief and reform is extremely important not only to farmers but everyone regardless of what business you own or work for. Seriously, why should the government tax your estate just because you died? Didn’t you pay taxes all your life building that estate including real estate taxes, income taxes, etc? Here’s to hoping we get some reasonable long term resolution to this issue.

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  1. My mother, owner and manager of our family farm, died nine years ago. In order to obtain the government’s “special use valuation” and therefore pay no estate tax, we’ve had a federal government lien on the land which lasts for ten years. Under this “agreement” I must prove that I fulfill the stringent list of rules as the “active participant”, I can not sell the land or change the operation in any way.
    Last year my brother, farm land owner, had the ” good fortune” to die when there was no estate tax. His inheriting daughters would not have been able to come close to proving “active participation” and they would have lost his farm as the taxes would have been so far above what they could begin to afford. These farms have been in our family since before 1840. Why should the government be allowed to force us to sell our land because we can’t pay the taxes??

  2. My mother, owner and manager of our family farm, died nine years ago. In order to obtain the government’s “special use valuation” and therefore pay no estate tax, we’ve had a federal government lien on the land which lasts for ten years. Under this “agreement” I must prove that I fulfill the stringent list of rules as the “active participant”, I can not sell the land or change the operation in any way.
    Last year my brother, farm land owner, had the ” good fortune” to die when there was no estate tax. His inheriting daughters would not have been able to come close to proving “active participation” and they would have lost his farm as the taxes would have been so far above what they could begin to afford. These farms have been in our family since before 1840. Why should the government be allowed to force us to sell our land because we can’t pay the taxes??

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