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  • Electronic Communications From Cooperatives


    03/23/2017 08:03 AM As technology advances, the communication of cooperatives to members can get either more complicated or easier.
  • Will Net Investment Income Tax Disappear in 2017
    03/21/2017 07:44 PM The House Republications released a "manager's amendment" Monday night that may lead to the repeal of the net investment income tax effective January 1, 2017.
  • The Farm CPA: Tax Reform: What Might Happen?
    03/21/2017 09:28 AM

    Now that President Donald Trump is in the White House and Republicans are in control of the House and the Senate, it is almost a guarantee we will have tax reform this year. There will be major changes that affect farmers. 

  • Is Crop Insurance on the Budgetary Chopping Block?
    03/15/2017 12:04 PM

    More than 60 agriculture groups sent letters to lawmakers hoping federal crop insurance will survive budget negotiations.

  • Why Crop Insurance Returns Are Shrinking
    03/13/2017 12:20 PM

    According to a new study commissioned by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), private crop insurance company returns are down significantly from 2010, when the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) was renegotiated between insurance companies and the federal government. Returns are still in line with benchmarks laid out by USDA’s Risk Management Agency, according to NCGA.

  • Crop Insurance Deadline Looms
    03/10/2017 02:26 PM

    Do you plan to use crop insurance as a risk management tool this growing season?

  • Don't Expect Much ARC or PLC Corn or Soybean Payments in 2018/19
    03/09/2017 09:11 AM Many corn belt farmers will have received close to $200 per acre in corn ARC payments by the end of this year, but don't expect any over the next two years.
  • Immigration, Trade Top Policy To-Do List for Ag
    03/08/2017 12:50 PM

    The policy issues under serious discussion in Washington, D.C. are many, but two in particular top the list of priorities for U.S. farmers – immigration and trade—according to Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). And while farm lobbyists watch those issues play out, hope is high that tax reform is on the way.

  • House Proposes ACA Replacement - A Battle Begins
    03/07/2017 09:43 AM The House released their long awaited proposal on replacing Obama Care. The battle to get this done is now beginning.

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