Legislative Action News Archives: August 7, 2012 – May 21, 2013

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Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue X- [May 21, 2013]

  • Despite the push to cut federal spending…the farm bill will be loaded with goodies – Kiplinger
  • Farm Bill Moves Forward
  • ACRE & DCP Sign-up Deadlines at FSA
  • CRP Sign-up Started
  • FASB, IASB Propose Major Changes to Lease Accounting
  • Appraisals Prominent in 2013 Farm Bill
  • Seven big questions for the farm bill debate
  • New Eminent Domain Ruling Wyoming Supreme Court

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue IX- [May 7, 2013]

  • Open Government at USDA
  • ASFMRA Joins 43 Other Organizations Opposing Cuts to Crop Insurance
  • Farm Bill to Start this Month
  • New Forage Pilot Insurance Program
  • House told waterway projects take too long to plan, cost too much – Agri-Pulse
  • Senate immigration reform plan has agriculture backing
  • Conservation Stewardship Program applications due by May 31
  • Farm Bureau supporting new legislation for fruit, vegetable growers – AFBF
  • Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • A Permanent Estate Tax?

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue VIII- [April 16, 2013]

  • President’s Budget Released
  • American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bill Proposal
  • WRDA ready for Senate floor action
  • Individual tax code reform a must for farmers, ranchers
  • State Legislatiave Appraisal News

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue VII- [April 2, 2013]

  • Sequester Impacts at USDA
  • ASFMRA Opposed Senate Budget Amendment
  • Impact of sequester on farm payments
  • President to Release Budget April 10
  • Land Trust Survey
  • Report:  Banks Continue to Meet Rural America’s Credit Needs
  • Ag Bank Performance Scorecard Updated
  • LandOwner:  “Why I’m Not Worried about Hyper-Inflation”
  • Farm Manager & Appraiser Career Opportunities

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue VI- [March 19, 2013]

  • ASFMRA Joins 42 Organizations Supporting Crop Insurance
  • House and Senate Budgets Released
  • ASFMRA/AI Advocate for Issue-Specific Appraiser Complaint Forms
  • Appraisal Complaint Hotline Launched
  • Major farm bill shift for ASA

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue V- [March 5, 2013]

  • OMB Releases Sequestration Report
  • CBO Revises Farm Bill Estimates
  • USDA Announces CRP General Sign-up
  • House Ag Committee Adopts Budget Views & Estimates Letter
  • ‘Duty of care’ explored in appraisal negligent misrepresentation case – Valuation Review
  • “Historic Bills are Destined to Fail Structurally & Politically” – Eileen M. Smith, M.Arch
  • Conservation Easement Enhanced Incentive
  • Nationaly Ag Day

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue IV- [February 19, 2013]

  • Senate Proposal Eliminates Direct Payments
  • USDA Sequester Impacts Detailed
  • Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Disasters
  • EPA urged to mandate weed resistance management
  • ASFMRA & AI Urge Exposure of Appraisal Complaint Hotline Protocol

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue III- [February 5, 2013]

  • USDA Announces Continuation of Commodity Programs for 2013 Crop
  • Debt Ceiling Breach Punted to May
  • House Ag Committee Sub-committee Chairs & Ranking Members
  • CFPB Issues New Appraisal Rule, Mortgage Servicing Standards
  • Immigration reform takes spotlight
  • FHA Releases New FAQs 1-13-13

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue II- [January 22, 2013]

  • Will Direct Payments Be Made for 2013 Crop?
  • USDA to Allow ACRE Choice
  • Administration’s Budget Delayed this Year
  • New Appraisal Requirements for Higher Priced Mortgages
  • Fiscal Cliff Legislation Contained Farm Equipment Windfall
  • 2012 Top 10 Federal Produce Policy Featured Articles

Legislative Action News – Vol. 5, Issue I- [January 8, 2013]

  • Farm Bill Extension – What Does it Mean?
  • Peterson Calls for House Republican Leaders to Commit to a New Farm Bill
  • Senator Cochran to Take Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Position
  • Select Tax Provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
  • New House Agriculture Committee Members
  • Fiscal Cliff Includes Several Real Estate Related Provisions
  • FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules
  • Farmers are poised for a happy new year
  • 2013 Membership Survey
  • Sec. Salazar Releases Colorado River Basin Study Projecting Major Imbalances in Water Supply & Demand

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XXIII- [December 4, 2012]

  • Crop Insurance Rates Revised for 2013
  • Net Farm Income Forecast Down in 2012
  • House Committee Chairs Announced for 113th Session
  • IRS Increasing Allowable Mileage Rates

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XXII- [November 20, 2012]

  • Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session
  • EPA Rejects Petitions to Waive Renewable Fuels Standard
  • USDA Analyzes Impacts of Direct Payment Elimination
  • Agriculture Committee Changes in the 113th Congress
  • Consumer Group Supports ASFMRA-AI Request for AMC Fee Disclosure
  • Don’t look for a five-year farm bill in December
  • Now It’s $21,900/acre for NW Iowa Cropland

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XXI- [November 6, 2012]

  • Nov 15 Last Day for Risk Management Sign-up
  • USDA Emergency Assistance for Northeast
  • CA Proposition 37 Losing Support
  • Farm Bureau Proposes Ag Labor Plan
  • USDA Drought Assistance Minimizes Impacts, Spurs Improvement on 1 million acres of farm land
  • Farmers Will Seed Every Acre the can in ’13
  • Appraisal Associations Comment on “Higher Risk” Loan Appraisal Requirements
  • Ag Dominates 21st Century Economics & Other Interviews at AgroNomics
  • “How important will the rural vote be in the election?”

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XX- [October 16, 2012]

  • KC Federal Reserve Symposium Discussed Farm Cycles
  • CBO Says Fourth Year in a Row Deficit is Greater than $1 Trillion
  • USDA Announces Additional Acres to Support Wildlife
  • ASFMRA/AI Support Disclosure of AMC Fees
  • Food Industry Braces for Prop 37

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XIX- [October 2, 2012]

  • 2008 Farm Bill Expires
  • Working Lands for Wildlife
  • SURE 2011 Sign-up Period Announced
  • Produce crews warily monitoring fallout from immigration labor laws – Southeast Farm Press
  • Market Tone: Steady to Strong with More Variability – LandOwner
  • TAF AQB Deadline Extended to December 21, 2012

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XVIII- [September 18, 2012]

  • ASFMRA Participates in the “Farm Bill Now” Rally in DC
  • 2012 Leadership Institute
  • Highlights of Leadership Institute
  • Survey Results in Action
  • Farm Bill Discharge Petition
  • House Passes Continuing Resolution
  • New FHFA Rules Aim to Ease Buyback Fears

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XVII- [September 4, 2012]

  • ASFMRA Joins Broad Coalition Calling fro Farm Bill
  • Livestock Producers Urged to Keep Good Records
  • USDA Extends Emergency Grazing Provisions
  • ANREV, INREV Partner with NCRIEF on Global Index Fund
  • Implementing Dodd-Frank
  • Managers & Appraisers Express their Views on Issues that Affect them Every Day

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XVI- [August 21, 2012]

  • Four Governors Ask to Suspend Renewable Fuels Standard
  • Farm Bill Comparison Details Differences between Senate and House
  • Congressional Recess
  • NC Enacts BPO Legislation

Legislative Action News – Vol. 4, Issue XV- [August 7, 2012]

  • House Passes Livestock Disaster Assistance
  • House Leaders Refuse to Consider Farm Bill
  • Drought Assistance
  • Secretary Vilsack Addresses Midwest Drought in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • AFBF: Report shows real harm of estate taxes
  • USDA’s APHIS removes trade barriers, expands market access for U.S. farm exports
  • CA water system gets rigorous environmental review
  • ASFMRA Asks HUD to Withdraw Section 8 Provision Eliminating Appraisals

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