PoultryCast Update for August 12, 2010, Estate Tax Issue Needs Higher Profile

There is not much time left this year for the US Congress to pass estate tax legislation. 2010 had the estate tax completely repealed - But that repeal is temporary. If Congress fails to act before January 1, 2011, then estate taxes will be reinstated and at a level we have not seen for 10 years.

Pat Wolff, American Farm Bureau Federation Tax Policy Specialist, advocates everyone to connect with their Representatives and Senators. Inaction will result in serious tax implications in 2011.


Poultry operation and management

  • Audio: Estate Tax Issue Needs Higher Profile - Estate tax concerns focus on 2011 roll-back, if action isn't taken. American Farm Bureau Federation Tax Policy Specialist Pat Wolff explains we may still see action but if not, the tax clock roles back ten years come January 1. You need to talk to your congressman because you really don't want that to happen.
  • Audio: How Is The Big Economic Picture Affecting Agriculture? - AgriBank's Credit Economist Jim Kielkopf logs on with his economic overview. Where are interest rates going? How is agriculture positioned to grow? Will the world continue to bid for U.S. exports?

Agriculture Telling its Story

  • What Are Agriculture Extensions? - The USA agriculture extension services are an outreach program of land grant universities that can be engaged to help with various farm, business, and family issues.
  • Family Farm, Family Business - Running a business with family members can be tough. But if you take time to plan, educate, listen, and lead, the rough edges that can come from running an operation with relatives can be smoothed over. This resource page contains information and helpful discussion on family and business.
  • CSAs, Farmers' Markets, and Farmer Connections to Restaurants - Consumers can be fickle. Knowing what they like and how they will react to food and its production can be a bit crazy at times. This conversation and resource page can help understand some of the consumer views and needs.
  • Looking For A Job In Agriculture? - The outlook for agriculture employment is good. Several resources and tools can assist you in discovering agriculture job and career opportunities.


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