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The American Farm Bureau Federation says this week’s party-line vote on the farm bill is a standard practice for agriculture legislation. Micheal Clements has more.
Author: AFBA
Posted: April 20, 2018, 12:28 am
Data recently released by the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification indicates that U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to demand an increasingly large number of foreign workers via the H-2A program. In the second quarter of fiscal 2018, DOL certified 80,348 H-2A positions nationally, up more than 16 percent from the second quarter of fiscal 2017 when DOL certified 68,999 positions. Even more impressive, Q2 2018 position certifications are more than 150 percent higher than the same period just five years ago.
Author: AFBA
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:25 pm
Many farms and ranches will be helped by the recently enacted estate tax exemption of $11 million per person indexed for inflation and the continuation of stepped-up basis, but the threat of a return to the $5.5 million per-person exemption in 2026 highlights the need for permanent relief, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Author: AFBA
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:25 pm

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A former NCGA president, Barbre will lead Risk Management Agency.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 12:55 am
Schools encourage prospective students to find the degree program that works best for them - even if it's at a different Illinois institution.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:00 am
University farms continue to be sites for ag education and research that will be put to use by local farmers. They're also gaining importance as recruitment tools, attracting non-ag students into the industry.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 12:58 am



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