Michigan could lose more than $4.5 billion in tax revenue over the next five years if Congress fails to promote fair competition between Main Street retailers and internet-only sellers.
The letter urges federal regulators to adhere to a “consistent, science-based, risk-proportionate regulatory system” for agricultural biotechnology.
Top civilian employees are running USDA, waiting for more appointments and more confirmations from a slow-walking Senate.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said: “We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the Agency by special interest groups…”
A proposal supported by Michigan Farm Bureau to prohibit local governments from imposing taxes on food manufacturing, distribution or sale awaits the Governor’s approval.
The power plan had the potential to be one of the most costly regulations ever imposed on the U.S. economy and would have paved the way for regulations.
Farm Bureau supports new legislation that will make it easier for farm and ranch seasonal employers to comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules that require them to offer health insurance to their full- time employees.
“It’s like at Brigham Young (University), where students sign a document that says they won’t have sex. Is that enforceable? We just want to enforce what should be enforced.”
The complaint, not yet answered by Iowa, claims the animal agriculture industry has a nationwide campaign “to silence the undercover investigations and corresponding media coverage.”
Farm Bureau needs your help to urge Michigan’s Congressional members to support tax reform that reduces taxes for farmers and recognizes the industry’s unique financial challenges.
At least 12 of the 17 Cook County commissioners have signed on to an ordinance to repeal the soda pop tax. That’s one more vote than is required to override a veto.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.
Farming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.