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Agriculture Tax Extenders Waiting for Congress OK; Salt Level Battle Between Restaurants and NYC Health Board
Agriculture Tax Extenders Waiting for Congress OK; Salt Level Battle Between Restaurants and NYC Health Board
Congress has until December 18th or two weeks, to pass tax extenders important to agriculture. The House earlier this year voted Section 179 expensing permanent, among other tax extenders, but the Senate Finance Committee has opted instead to revive the expired measures for 2015 and extend them through 2016...
Obama Urging Congress to Vote on TPP; Food Information Documentaries Trustworthy?
Obama Urging Congress to Vote on TPP; Food Information Documentaries Trustworthy?
The Obama administration wants Congress to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership before next year’s lame-duck session. Congressional aides are saying the vote is likely to take place during the lame duck session. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said “the timeline that we envision is shorter than that,” but would not specify when the President would like the vote to occur...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Has its Important Piece in Place; Clean Water Rule to Become Law
Trans-Pacific Partnership Has its Important Piece in Place; Clean Water Rule to Become Law
President Barack Obama now has the necessary piece of trade legislation to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On Monday, the President signed the Trade Promotion Authority bill that was passed by the U.S. House and Senate. TPA removes the ability of Congress to attach amendments to a pending trade deal, allowing only for an up or down vote...
Debate on Trade Promotion Authority Moves Forward; 6.5 Million Dollars to Be Invested in Water Conservation and Water Quality
Debate on Trade Promotion Authority Moves Forward; 6.5 Million Dollars to Be Invested in Water Conservation and Water Quality
The Senate passed a motion by a vote of 65 to 33 last week to move forward with debate on trade promotion authority. The Senate also voted to pass the trade preference bill by a vote of 97 to 1 and the customs bill by a vote of 78 to 20. California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger spoke of the need for trade promotion authority saying farm exports have a real impact across the country - creating

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