Tax proposals could set Ohio agriculture back for generations

Ohio Farm Bureau President Bill Patterson wrote a letter to Ohio’s congressional delegation, reiterating Farm Bureau’s significant concern for certain tax proposals being considered that would hurt family farms.

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USDA reports on price, profit disparities in meat processing

Consumers are paying higher prices at the grocery for beef, pork and poultry, and the four largest meat packing companies are making record profits, yet the farmers in the middle are losing money.

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Letter to Congress encourages stability in tax policy

The letter addresses four key tax provisions that make it possible for farmers and ranchers to survive and pass their businesses on to the next generation: estate taxes, stepped-up basis, 199A small business deduction and like-kind exchanges.

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Across the table: Rural broadband

The internet is no longer a luxury item. Many of us rely on connectivity to maintain the health of our families, our communities and society as a whole, making it a necessity for all Ohioans, including rural areas.

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Map highlights broadband needs throughout U.S.

A new digital map from the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration provides more detail about broadband needs across the country than any other publicly available resource.

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Farmers continue to see lower CAUV tax rates

The Ohio Department of Taxation has released the 2021 CAUV tax values for counties in a reappraisal or update this year, and results show about a 25% decrease from the previous valuations in 2018.

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Several Farm Bureau ‘wins’ in Ohio’s new budget

Rural broadband, local meat processing capacity, H2Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio State among budget winners.

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Ohio Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program created

The program will help the next generation enter agriculture by removing some of the existing barriers to entry and exit.

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Social media campaign asks lawmakers to #ConnectWithRuralOhio

Farm Bureau is asking members to reach out to their legislators and tell their personal stories about how a lack of reliable, affordable broadband has had an adverse impact on their livelihoods.

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Ohio Farm Bureau urges lawmakers to reinstate broadband funding

The Broadband Expansion Grant Program would create the development of broadband infrastructure and increased access for high-speed internet in rural areas.

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