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Build Back Better Act would hurt rural Ohio

The American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday stating its opposition to the Build Back Better Act, also known as the reconciliation package.

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Great Lakes Ag Labor Services offers labor solutions for farms of all sizes

Great Lakes is unique among ag labor consultants because it’s grassroots, conceptualized and developed by and for farmers who are members of Farm Bureau.

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Tax proposals could set Ohio agriculture back for generations

Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson wrote a letter to Ohio’s congressional delegation, reiterating Farm Bureau’s significant concern for certain tax proposals being considered that would hurt family farms.

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AFBF joins letter opposing new tax information reporting proposal

The Biden administration has proposed a sweeping new information reporting requirement on annual gross inflows and outflows of financial accounts.

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Lawmakers getting Farm Bureau’s message on stepped-up basis

Representatives on both sides of the aisle recently have spoken out against stepped-up basis.

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USDA reports on price, profit disparities in meat processing

Consumers are paying higher prices at the grocery for beef, pork and poultry, and the four largest meat packing companies are making record profits, yet the farmers in the middle are losing money.

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Letter to Congress encourages stability in tax policy

The letter addresses four key tax provisions that make it possible for farmers and ranchers to survive and pass their businesses on to the next generation: estate taxes, stepped-up basis, 199A small business deduction and like-kind exchanges.

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Across the table: Rural broadband

The internet is no longer a luxury item. Many of us rely on connectivity to maintain the health of our families, our communities and society as a whole, making it a necessity for all Ohioans, including rural areas.

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Map highlights broadband needs throughout U.S.

A new digital map from the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration provides more detail about broadband needs across the country than any other publicly available resource.

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Farmers continue to see lower CAUV tax rates

The Ohio Department of Taxation has released the 2021 CAUV tax values for counties in a reappraisal or update this year, and results show about a 25% decrease from the previous valuations in 2018.

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