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Registration is now open. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3-7 p.m., the tradeshow will be open exclusively to distributors, dealers, retailers and media with a welcome reception on the show floor, 5-7 p.m. The indoor exhibits and Outdoor Demonstration Area will be open to all industry participants on Oct. 23-24. Exhibitors benefit when hosting meetings at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Space for pre-show distributor/dealer meetings is available. Info: 800-558-8767.   


The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched a series of videos to help farmers and other stakeholders better understand provisions of the 2014 farm bill. The videos include a farm bill overview describing the basic provisions of the commodity title, including a description of the decisions related to the program participation that will need to be made by farmers and landowners.   Read More...


FDA's proposed rule on spent brewer and distiller grains used in animal feed as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been postponed. The rule, as proposed, threatened to end the practice of feeding such grains to livestock. 

Under the rule, breweries would have been forced to dry, package, and inspect all food including spent grain used for cattle. But last week, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor told breweries, feed manufacturers and livestock producers: “That, of course, would not make common sense.”   Read More...


Eighteen state and national trade associations joined in a Feb. 25 letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee objecting to the committee’s proposal to create a new asset pooling system to depreciate business property and repeal like-kind exchange.

The letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who recently took over the committee’s chairmanship, and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) expressed support for tax reform that improves the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for both corporations and pass-through entities and creates a tax environment conducive to economic growth and investment. However, the letter said the pool scheme, proposed in November 2013 (before Wyden took over the Finance Committee) would create unrealistically lengthy asset recovery periods for business assets that will negatively impact business cash flow and reduce economic growth and job creation.   Read More...


A new study shows proposed changes to the tax code restricting the use of cash accounting by agricultural operations would reduce agriculture's access to capital by as much as $12.1 billion over the next four years.   Read More...


WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 –USDA today released the preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results.  Key findings include an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33 percent ($97.4 billion) from 2007.  The number of farms and land in farms were down slightly, but held steady. Additionally, agriculture is becoming more diverse.   Read More...


Dozens of Republican senators on Tuesday called on the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as foes vowed to risk arrest at protests against the controversial project.   Read More...


The Obama administration on Monday announced it is delaying the employer mandate under ObamaCare until 2016 for some small businesses. This delay in the mandate — the second so far — would only apply to businesses with between 50 and 99 employees, who would have until January 2016 to decide whether to offer insurance to their employees or pay a penalty. Businesses would also be barred from cutting their workers in order to fall under the threshold. The employer mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, was set to take effect in January, but the administration announced in July that companies would have until January of 2015 to comply.   Read More...


Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code allows your customers to expense a portion of equipment purchases (new or used) in any given year.  This essentially allows customers to accelerate depreciation of the equipment and the related tax savings.  In 2013, this deduction could be used by any customer making purchases of equipment (or other property that must be depreciated) that totaled $2,000,000 or less in that year.   If your customer was in this category, $500,000 of these purchases could be deducted under Section 179.   Read More...


A letter has been sent from the Coalition to the Hill in response to the tax reform drafts released last fall by Finance Chairman Max Baucus and the ongoing push for reform by the Ways and Means Committee.  The letter was sent to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of both tax-writing committees with copies to all Members of the House and Senate.   Read More...


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Phoenix workshop identifies priorities as NAEDA moves toward a new structure and brand

     If you don't like change, your’re going to like irrelevance even less.” This 2003 quote from General EricShinseki, chief of staff, U.S. Army, exemplifies the spirit of NAEDA’s leadership when they amended the association’s bylaws in September 2013. Let’s work together to embrace and initiate change within the association rather than wait and react to external changes.   Read More...


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