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Americans for Limited Government Foundation (ALG) is releasing a study explaining how government regulations and tax pressures on the U.S. agriculture industry reduce America‚Äôs international competitiveness.
But the drought forced California farmers to fallow 500,000 acres of land in 2014. And the number could double in 2015, experts say.
‚ÄúOur grain inspection system has earned worldwide recognition as being reliable and impartial,‚ÄĚ Winkles said. But U.S. grain trade was jeopardized when a labor dispute led to the shutdown of grain inspection services out of the Port of Vancouver last summer.
Agricultural groups said the estate tax is harmful to producers who have much of their assets tied up in land and equipment, and don't have significant cash available to pay a tax following an individual's death. They warn that some producers must sell some or all of their operation to pay the tax
The Fed survey, conducted the first week of February, showed non-real estate farm loans were $8.1 billion higher than the same time a year earlier. The outlook for another year of near-record harvests should keep cash flows tight in coming months, it said.