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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, April 9,
Farm Bureau's Bob Stallman Calls for Tax
and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a
modern economy, and making permanent deductions
that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the
American Farm Bureau Federation told the House
Ways and Means Committee yesterday.
of the major goals of tax reform should be to
provide stable, predictable rules for businesses
so that they can grow and create jobs," American
Farm Bureau President Bob
Stallman said. "Farm Bureau believes that
Congress should end its practice of extending
important business tax provisions for one or two
years at a time. This practice makes it very
difficult for farmers and ranchers to plan and
adds immense confusion and
Stallman addressed the
committee as part of a hearing addressing the
economic disruption caused by the end of a series
of tax deductions over the past several years.
Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) recently
introduced a discussion draft of the Tax Reform
Act of 2014 in an effort to stimulate discussion
of how the tax code could be simpler and fairer,
while at the same time aiding economic growth, job
creation and wages.
In written testimony
submitted to the Committee, Stallman called for
extensions of several now-expired deductions to
benefit the economy as a whole,
179 expensing, which allows small businesses to
write off immediately capital investments of as
much as $500,000 instead of depreciating them over
$1.00 per-gallon tax credit for production of
biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels;
can read more of this story on our website.
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Tulsa Farm Show.
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NPPC Voice Concerns Over Australia-Japan Bilateral
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in Japan
this week and that country recently concluding a
free trade agreement with Australia, the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association and the National Pork
Producers Council yesterday again called on Japan
to eliminate all tariff and non-tariff trade
barriers for U.S. agricultural products as part of
the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade
The TPP is a regional negotiation
that includes the United States, Australia, Brunei
Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia,
Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam,
which account for nearly 40 percent of global
"The Japanese need to eliminate
tariffs on pork and other U.S. farm products,"
said NPPC President Dr. Howard
Hill, a pork producer from Cambridge,
Iowa. "Japan is asking for special treatment in
the form of exempting myriad tariff lines from
tariff elimination, yet tariff elimination is the
heart of an FTA." (You can read more of the
NPPC's response by clicking here.)
President Bob McCan, a Victoria,
Texas, cattleman said, "NCBA is deeply
concerned that the Bilateral Trade Agreement
between Japan and Australia does not call for full
tariff elimination. This Bilateral Agreement
undermines the long-standing goals and principles
that are the base of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP). This development only pushes the
high-standing ideals of TPP further out of reach
for all countries involved, and it is not a move
that U.S. beef producers can support." (Click here to read the rest of
Stabenow: Advanced Biofuels to Grow Economy,
Create Jobs, Lower Prices at the
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI),
Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, yesterday
said that advanced, non-food based biofuels are
critical to growing our economy, creating jobs and
lowering prices at the pump for American
consumers. Stabenow noted the 2014 Farm Bill,
which was signed into law in February, included a
robust energy title which is helping farmers and
businesses to increase production of energy from
non-food sources, boost rural economies and spur
continued growth of a new, domestic energy sector
that will reduce the need for foreign oil.
"We've heard for years that advanced
biofuels are just around the corner. Well, we're
here. We're at the point where it's actually
happening," Chairwoman Stabenow said. "American
companies are creating jobs and growing rural
economies while producing advanced biofuels, which
ultimately help us become more energy independent
and lower our gas prices at the pumps."
Stabenow pointed to an Iowa State
University study which found that using ethanol
reduced the cost of gas by 89 cents across the
country, and by as much as $1.37 in the Midwest.
You can read all of Stabenow's opening
comments to the Senate Agriculture Committee by clicking here.
Energy's Tom Buis applauded Stabenows leadership
on biofuels. You can read his statement by
Emergency Drought Relief Fund Helping Farmers and
and ranchers in five Oklahoma counties are putting
practices on the ground to help provide water for
livestock and repair pastures damaged by the
ongoing drought thanks to cost share dollars
provided through the Oklahoma Emergency Drought
Cost Share Program according to Kim
Farber, President of the Oklahoma
Association of Conservation Districts
"We're glad these dollars are out
in the hands of agriculture producers and that
they're able to get them on the ground to address
this crisis," Farber said. "The drought is slowly
tightening its grip across Oklahoma, but parts of
Southwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle never escaped
the grasp that it held on all of us a year ago. We
just hope that the dollars producers are using now
can help alleviate some of the damage that has
Created by the Legislature in
the spring of 2013, the Oklahoma Emergency Drought
Relief Fund provides funding for drought relief in
the form of cost-share dollars for farmers,
ranchers, and other landowners and grants and
loans to communities, rural water districts, and
Click here to read more of this
Quality Assurance Training Free for Cattle
Producers Through April 15
one week remains to become Beef Quality Assurance
(BQA) certified and take advantage of the free
offer from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
(BIVI). Visit www.BQA.org/team to take
advantage of the open certification period through
April 15, 2014. Anyone who works with cattle -
whether it is beef or dairy - or transports cattle
is encouraged to become certified.
will pick up the $25-50 certification fee for beef
or dairy producers who are interested in becoming
certified or recertified during this period. And,
as an added incentive, anyone who becomes
certified this week will be entered to win a
personalized farm sign.
"The BQA program
raises consumer confidence through offering proper
management techniques and a commitment to quality
within every segment of the beef industry," says
Sugie Sartwelle, beef producer,
livestock trucking company owner and former
auction market operator from Sealy, Texas.
"Producers have embraced BQA because it is the
right thing to do; but they have also gained
through increased profitability. As an educating
program, BQA helps producers identify management
processes that can be improved."
can read the rest of this story by clicking
Revolutionizes Heavy Equipment Auctions; We Talk
with Mike Wolfe
technology has changed forever the way we do
things. One area that might not seem too amenable
to radical change would be the buying and selling
of heavy equipment, right?
Nothing could be
further from the truth, says Mike
Wolfe, BigIron.com's district manager for
Oklahoma, northern Texas and New Mexico. He took a
few minutes to talk with me at the recent Oklahoma
City Farm Show.
easiest way to describe Big Iron might be to say
it is ebay on steroids. The website offers farm,
transportation and construction equipment for sale
each week. Wolfe says the service has smashed all
expectations and now gets more than seven million
hits each month on Google.
can catch my interview with Mike or read more of
this story by clicking here.
are 773 items up for bid in today's auction which
begin closing at 10 a.m. Check out this
week's auction as well as those coming up each
week by clicking here. If you'd
like more information on buying or selling, give
Mike a call at (580)
Meats Judging Team Brings Home the
OSU Meats Judging Team has brought a National
Championship back to Stillwater, winning the
National Title at the 2014 Meat Animal Evaluation
Contest in Lubbock, Texas, defeating the other 11
teams from universities all over the United
team placed 1st in the overall contest, 1st in the
Market Animal Division, 1st in the Cattle
Division, and 1st in the Communication Division.
The team placed 2nd in Meats, 2nd in the Breeding
Animal Division and 2nd in Swine. The team placed
3rd in the Sheep Division.
members include Kyle Wilson,
Wilkinson, Ind.; Shannon White,
Stillwater, Okla.; Morgan
Neilson, Meeker, Colo.; Ashley
Judge, San Louis Obispo, Calif.;
Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn.;
Kelly Vierck, Juneau, Wis.;
Jake Bloomberg, Berwick, Ill.;
Gary Agar, Santa Rosa, N.M.;
Cody Johnson, Meeker,
Okla.; Katie Kirsch, Fremont,
Ohio; Austin Kindschi, Orlando,
Okla.; Taylor Langford, Calhoun,
Ga.; Mari Palacio, Bend, Ore.;
Kurt Parsons, Ducor, Calif.; and
Kass Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.
Wilson was high individual overall,
placing 2nd in the Market Division, 2nd in Swine,
3rd in Meats and 5th in cattle.
Click here for more on the contest
and details of how the rest of the team placed
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