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Passage of the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2019 (H.R. 807, S. 361) would help farmers and ranchers more efficiently operate mutual ditch, irrigation and water companies, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Author: AFBA
Posted: March 21, 2019, 11:56 pm
The increase in mandated wages as part of the H-2A program means farmers and ranchers must pay more for labor. Micheal Clements has more.
Author: AFBA
Posted: March 21, 2019, 11:47 pm
The Feeding the Economy study revealed U.S. jobs directly related to food and agriculture, including direct farming and ranching, manufacturing and wholesale and retail functions, total 22.8 million jobs, representing approximately 15 percent of all U.S. employment based on February 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data. These direct jobs represent total wages of $729 billion and generate economic output of $2.1 trillion dollars.
Author: AFBA
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:55 pm

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State leaders discuss need to strengthen infrastructure, ag education across the state during Springfield event.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 8:00 am
The last member of our CropWatchers 2.0 team shares his winter experiences, #plant19 plans and gets real about farmer mental health in our final special edition leading up to the start of the season, just in time for the first day of spring.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 1:05 am
Tour highlighted new Crop Adventure exhibit, dairy birthing center and 720-cow capacity milking parlor.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 1:03 am

 

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