Imperfect infrastructure bill provides important investments for agriculture

The House of Representatives recently passed the long-awaited Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation contains investments in traditional infrastructure that will  benefit farmers and rural communities.

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Our Ohio Weekly: The 2021 Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience

Ohio Farm Bureau’s farmer leaders, including young agricultural professionals, AgriPOWER Class XII members, along with county presidents and vice presidents,…

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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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Coverage from the 2021 Washington, D.C. leadership trip

Ohio Farm Bureau’s farmer leaders including young agricultural professionals, AgriPOWER Class XII members and county presidents, plus members of the media and select Farm Bureau staff are in Washington, D.C. Sept. 28-30, 2021.

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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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State’s unemployment fund loan paid off through rescue plan dollars

HB 168 will help employers avoid costly increases in payments into the unemployment compensation fund to help pay off the state’s federal debt.

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SB 52 changes wind, solar landscape

A recently enacted piece of legislation regarding solar and wind power signals a shift in landowner rights when it comes to the location of these energy developments.

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Inheritance tax threatens family farms

Recently, legislation proposed in Congress would tax capital gains at death and eliminate stepped-up basis as a way to raise revenue for government spending.

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Broadband program signed into law

The bill allocates $20 million this year for broadband and establishes the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program.

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Distracted driving campaign, legislation gain momentum

Nationwide has taken a strong position on distracted driving, advocating for all 50 states to adopt hands-free, primary enforcement laws to curb distracted driving.

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