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Census of Ag Helps Farmers Influence Future Policy

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release

USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it’s extremely important that farmers take time to respond. Barbara Ratner is the census and survey director at NASS and she says, “The census is aimed at getting a complete count …

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Farms and Ranches Need Tax Relief Now

Dan Industry News Release

from American Farm Bureau Farm and ranch families need a permanent tax code that boosts the agricultural economy and frees them to reinvest in their businesses, Scott VanderWal, a South Dakota farmer, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy. “Farmers and ranchers operate under tight profit margins, often at rates of return that are modest compared to …

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NFU Urges Immediate Adoption of Farmer Fair Practices Rules

Dan Industry News Release

The Farmer Fair Practices Rules, a set of three rules that provide very basic protections for farmers and ranchers, were released in December 2016 to address the most anti-competitive and abusive practices levied against family farmers by meatpackers and processors. Because the rules are being reviewed by the new administration, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the U.S. Department of …