NEWS
Insurance Mandate Delayed
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Jul 3, 2013 01:59 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Armies of accountants, labor consultants, livestock operations and specialty crop producers are breathing a sigh of relief this morning. Tuesday the Obama administration granted employers an extra 12 months -- until January 2015 -- to comply with mandatory health insurance coverage rules in the Affordable Care Act.

The delay does not affect individuals who still will be required to buy health insurance coverage starting Jan. 1. Low-income individuals will qualify for tax credits to purchase insurance through a marketplace.

"For most of our farmers, this law would not apply, however many of our orchards, vineyard and ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories