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USDA recently released data showing the opportunities for agriculture of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to help boost agricultural exports across the 50 United States. TPP is a 21st century trade agreement that will promote job growth, increase farm income, generate greater rural economic activity, and help expand U.S. agricultural exports to some of the fastest growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. USDA released its TPP data today after President Obama announced a set of new executive actions to help grow manufacturing in rural areas and to provide new markets to small businesses across our nation's heartland.
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA), signed by the President on December 19, 2014, retroactively extends through 2014 certain business tax benefits that had expired at the end of 2013. This article describes two of the key provisions that affect equipment dealers and their customers.
To be sure, most consumers do not understand the intricacies of how our fuel choices are set to change in the United States. For example, when consumers were asked about the 15-percent ethanol (E15) gasoline blend by AAA, the biggest U.S. driving organization, 95 percent of consumers were unaware of this fuel choice. Many would argue that many consumers are not even aware that the current fuel on the market contains 10-percent ethanol (E10).
In the Oct. 13 issue of AEM’s Advisor News, Charlie O’Brien, AEM senior vice president and ag sector lead, discussed “10 reasons not to panic about the current drop in farm equipment sales.” While I do agree with many of his observations and reasons, I feel a need to respond from the dealer’s point of view.
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