Leaders of the Congressional agriculture committees began 2017 with the best of intentions to get a jump start on the 2018 Farm Bill in hopes of finalizing it well before its expiration in September 2018. Despite their efforts, there has been no actual legislative action on the Farm Bill to date, but House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway is poised for action in early 2018. The big question is if the Congressional agriculture committees will be able to fund all their priorities within the spending limits.
In this era of ever-increasing enforcement, employers must navigate compliance with immigration law and laws relating to discrimination. Businesses of all sizes are being targeted, so how best to ensure your business is compliant? This article provides a summary of the webinar and offers some helpful best practices when navigating employment eligibility verification.
Response forms for the USDA Census of Agriculture have started to be mailed and are available online. It’s critically important that all producers respond – large, small, rural, suburban or urban – whatever products you produce! The Census of Agriculture is your voice and an opportunity to be heard.
At Farm Credit East, we are often asked about equipment purchases: What constitutes a “major” equipment purchase? How to plan for them? Whether to buy new or used? Tax expert Paul VanDenburgh provides his insight on some of these frequently asked questions.