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Monday 01/14/13

Smithsonian to Spotlight Agricultural Innovation
The American Farm Bureau has announced a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute to find items from farmers and ranchers to help spotlight innovation in agriculture over our nation's history.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:48AM CST 01/14/13 by Chris Clayton | 0 Comments | Post a Comment

Sunday 01/13/13

Farm Bureau President Points to Victories and Battles Ahead
Bob Stallman said farmers won legislative victories in tax policy with permanent reform of estate taxes and capital-gains taxes. While some farm groups have frequently called for eliminating the estate tax altogether, estate taxes were set at a $5 million exemption and a 40% rate.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:40PM CST 01/13/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (5)
Posted by Lon Truly at 7:56AM CST 01/14/13
I do not have the time to follow up on yours and Rics references. I still work for a living. I think the Dems., Repubs. and TEA Parties are all to liberal, but thanks to the Farm Bureau and the likes, I can continue getting info. and opinions from those I probably do not agree with. For whatever benefit that may be.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 8:30AM CST 01/14/13
I followed the link, and found the "snarkiest" Lady Blogger since Anne Coulter, but with a bit more on the ball. I subscribed, but likely, as with everyone else, I probably won't agree with everything she says or thinks. Bonnie, you know you're my favorite "snarky" Commentator. Ric
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:42AM CST 01/14/13
I know many did not like Vilsack's comments on rural america but it is absolutely true. Economically and produce wise it is very important. Politically it is falling into irrelivance because those that really produce something are now the minority in the voters.
Posted by CRAIG MOORE at 12:51PM CST 01/14/13
Sounds like the annual meeting was more of a venting/rant for political losers! A vote against Sharia law??? A vote to see how many favor Romney over Obama? Really relevant time consuming issues to mull over! Hope they played some good old 1950's sitcoms where women and "the colored folk" knew their place.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 7:32AM CST 01/16/13
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