#IPPE17 Featured Some Farm Policy Talk

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Attendees at the International Production & Processing Expo were able to listen to an outlook on farm policy in this new government administration year. I sat down with Joel Newman, President/CEO, American Feed Industry Association, to get some takeaways from his presentation. As we look at this new administration we see that there are some opportunities there but also some …

Audio, Farm Policy, Feed, IPPE

AFBF Hosts Webcast On Labor Visa Backlogs

Lizzy Schultz

Delays from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the processing of visas for farm workers are fast approaching crisis proportions, increasing the threat that crops will rot in the field on many farms this year, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall said in a media conference call this week. …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Farm Policy, Farming, Government, labor

Policy Priorities for Ag Retailers

Chuck Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association is holding its winter board meeting in Washington, DC after a day of visits on Capitol Hill. Before the meeting started I visited with ARA Chairman, Harold Cooper, Premier Ag. We talked about the policy priorities for ARA this year. The first and foremost one he says is the retail exemption to OSHA’s Process Safety Management …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Farm Policy

Biodiesel Policy on Track Says NBB’s Steckel

Joanna Schroeder

Biodiesel policy is laser-focused right now on two primary issues – the RFS and the tax incentive – two policies that drive growth in the industry. During an address to the membership at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said they should take credit in the success of getting higher volumes under the …

Audio, Biodiesel, Farm Policy, National Biodiesel Conference

Bipartisan Bill Helps Farmers & Machinery

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced bipartisan legislation, supported by both the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, to help farmers purchase new equipment and replace worn-out machinery by amending the U.S. tax code to permanently set a five-year depreciation schedule for certain agricultural equipment. The current tax code sets a seven-year …

Ag Group, Equipment, Farm Policy, Government

A Summary of FarmPolicy.com

Chuck Zimmerman

After years of providing us with daily farm policy news, Keith Good has decided to spend more time with his family. Since we have hosted his website all these years I have been receiving lots of questions. So, I thought I’d ask him to send me a note about his decision to stop his daily newsletter and website update. Included …

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