Section 179 slows to crawl in Senate after House vote
Despite the need for certainty in federal tax legislation, it’s doubtful the Senate will come to agreement on Section 179 expensing even though a bill making the provision permanent was passed by the House last month.
USDA extends deadline to update base acres, history for ARC/PLC to March 31
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety net programs established by the 2014 farm bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage.
As the largest program under the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s jurisdiction, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program needs a "top-to-bottom review" to fully understand where the program has been, where it is now and where it’s headed.
Syngenta: ‘No merit’ to nearly 1,000 GMO lawsuits in court
In the face of nearly 1,000 legal complaints charging Swiss-based Syngenta with contaminating the nation’s corn with genetically modified (GMO) seed carrying the MIR 162 trait, U.S. spokesman Paul Minehart says the company believes there’s no merit to the complaints.
USDA seeking faster rule on mechanically tenderized beef
The USDA will seek sped-up approval of regulations to expand labeling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told the U.S. House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Feb. 25.