Seven states, Mexico, dozens of competing water interests, Arizona’s state legislature, and Congress all beat the odds to do their part to get the agreement to the president’s desk in the nick of time.
Helping lawmakers, especially new members of Congress, get a good handle on the overall importance of farming and ranching is the first step to securing support for repealing the estate tax, Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) recently told several members of the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition. The American Farm Bureau Federation is a member of the coalition.
The California Energy Commission is inviting small, medium, and large farms to a special Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) for the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP). REAP grants range from $25,000 to $350,000 and support renewable energy upgrades for agricultural operations.
AEM has petitioned CalOSHA and communicated its desire to see changes made to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3441(b). Title 8, Section 3441(b), directed toward all “self-propelled equipment,” mandates that an operator remains at an operator station when the equipment is in motion.
Our series of 30-minute courses in our “online training” program is resuming soon! Back by popular demand, these quick sessions will give you an opportunity to receive online classroom training right at your desktop!
As farm equipment becomes more high-tech and computerized, diagnosing and fixing even simple problems often requires farmers to rely on equipment dealers’ shops to do the work, resulting in longer downtimes and lost productivity.
Dealers using heavy highway vehicles are reminded that the period to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1. Returns must be filed and payments made by August 31 for vehicles on the road during July.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers kicked off a new six-figure, national television and digital ad campaign today, reminding members of Congress and the Trump administration of their promise to fix our nation’s infrastructure.
WARNING: Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that businesses have relied on for decades.
This year has been tough on Shayne Newman, the owner of the Connecticut-based landscaping company YardApes. For the past two decades, Newman’s business has come to rely on help that comes via the H-2B visa program, which allows employers to hire foreign workers for seasonal, nonagricultural employment. But this year, Newman was not able to…