AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Nov 26, 2012 05:59 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Income Cap for Raising Tax Rates Could be Increased From President's Plan

President Obama remains adamant about retaining his plan to increase income tax rates on couples earning more $250,000 per year. But a new report by the Tax Policy Center indicates that a higher threshold could be used without sacrificing much revenue. According to the analysis, a compromise to raise the top tax rate only on couples earning more than $1 million during 2013 would produce nearly as much revenue ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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