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Canadian Ag Minister Promoting Ag Trade in California

Canada’s top agriculture official is promoting trade between the U.S. and Canada in California this week. Canada says Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay is traveling to California to promote the Canada-California economic partn... Read More

Smith Earns Nebraska Farm Bureau “Friend of Agriculture” Designation

U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Smith, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional Distr... Read More

Looking at Changes to Depreciation

Today I'd like to discuss the changes to depreciation. As you may know, in 2017 you could take up to $510,000 of Section 179 (subject to phase out) on new and used equipment, and 50% bonus depreciation on new equipment. The asset must be placed in se... Read More

Senators Urge Trump to Rejoin TPP

A group of Republican Senators is urging President Donald Trump to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The 25 lawmakers, including many from western and farm states, encouraged Trump to "work aggressively to secure reforms that w... Read More

Farm Bureau Statement on AG Act Workforce Legislation

WASHINGTON,  –The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the AG Act in the Securing America’s Future Act. “We are at a cris... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau designates Fischer a 'Friend of Agriculture'

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NFBF-PAC).   Fischer, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, received the designation based on her stron... Read More

FTC Nominee Pledges to Look Closely at Ag Mergers

The Federal Trade Commission would take a look at past merger deals to see if regulators were too easy on the companies involved. That’s the promise of Joseph Simons, the White House nominee for FTC Chairman. Simons said during a Senate confirma... Read More

Trump to Sit Down with Mexican President

The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations will be just one of the topics President Trump will discuss with the President of Mexico when they meet in the next few weeks. Bloomberg says they plan to discuss the relationship between the tw... Read More

(Video) Property Tax Relief Petition Drive Underway

A petition drive to place a $1.1 billion property tax relief proposal on the November 2018 ballot for voter approval will begin collecting signatures this week. The Yes to Property Tax Relief Committee has been formed to manage the effort. "Petiti... Read More

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it's not looking any easier in the more conservative House. Republican leaders there are scrambling to find enough GOP votes to pass a measure that's even ... Read More

NGFA Calls on Congress to Act

OMAHA (DTN) -- Leaders of the National Grain and Feed Association see some rays of hope for resolving the Section 199A boondoggle in the tax law, following some comments made by lawmakers on the topic over the past few days. NGFA issued a news relea... Read More

Leaders of congressional tax-writing committees commit to fixing Section 199A of new tax law

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended the leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees for their statements committing to addressing as soon as possible the unintended consequences of Section 199A of the Tax Cu... Read More

Proposed Steel Tariffs Raise Potential for Retaliation Against U.S. Soybeans

Following reports Friday from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the department will recommend tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as a result of its ongoing investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, soybean farmers have... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces UNL AD Bill Moos as a 2018 Governor’s Ag Conference Speaker

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Director Bill Moos will address the 2018 Governor’s Ag Conference at the “Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture” reception onWednesday, March 7.  The Governor’s Ag... Read More