Legislative Action News Archives April 2011 – November 2011

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Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XXIII – [November 22, 2011]

  • Super Committee Fails – What’s Next?
  • Common Acreage Report Dates for Crop Insurance & Farm Programs
  • ASFMRA-AI Call for Transperancy on Home Buyers’ Forms
  • New Online Tool Released to Analyze Farm Bill Options
  • Is Volume Suddenly a Problem?
  • Food Labels

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XXII – [November 8, 2011]

  • Farm Bill & Select Committee Update
  • American Farm Bureau Federation Opposes Shallow Loss Programs
  • Bankers Send Farm Bill Letter
  • ASFMRA-AI Encourage LIfe Companies to Utilize Appraisers Over CRE Indexes for Reserve Calculations
  • Supreme Court Denies California Farmers as Delta Smelt Swim On
  • Congress Gets California Farm Bill Proposals
  • South Dakota Interim Committee Calls for Faster Increases in Taxable Value of Farmland
  • New Findings about Ethanol’s Coproducts
  • LandOwner Survey: Slight Cooling in Bullishness

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XXI – [October 18, 2011]

  • Deficit Reduction Plan for Agriculture
  • Congressman Neugebauer Introduces a Crop Insurance Bill
  • House Agriculture Committee Considers Revisions of Dodd-Frank Rules
  • Child Labor Proposal Raises Concern
  • Sources: AppraiserLoft Out of Business
  • Rapid Fire Sessions at Annual Meeting – Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XX – [October 4, 2011]

  • Senators Brown & Thune Introduce Farm Bill Proposal
  • American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bill Passes
  • ASFMRA Responds to Department of Energy RFI on Asset Ratings
  • FHFA:  Freddie, Fannie Missed Opportunities on Mortgage Reviews
  • EPA Orders $60 Million Clean-up of Toxic Groundwater in California
  • Is the Commodity Bull Market Over?
  • DOL to Withdraw & Repropose Fiduciary Definition Under ERISA

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XIX – [September 20, 2011]

  • Successful 2011 Leadership Institute
  • Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws & Procedures Manual to be Voted on the by the ASFMRA Board of Directors
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Agricultural Spending Bill
  • President Obama Releases Budget Proposal – Cuts Agriculture
  • Dodd-Frank Regulation Rules Move Forward
  • No Progress Apparent on Finding Dairy Policy Consensus
  • ASFMRA, AI Team Up on FHA Appraisals & REO Disposition
  • Iowa Cropland Posts a Staggering 33% Annual Increase
  • GM Rice Settlement Nears Oct. 10 Sign-up Deadline
  • COBANK-US AGBANK Merger Approved by Stockholders

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XVIII - [September 6, 2011]

  • Corn Growers Outline Farm Bill Priorities
  • AMC Oversight Bill Signed into Law in Illinois
  • National Cotton Council Statement
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Field Hearing in Kansas
  • Estate Taxes
  • FBI: Mortgage Fraud by Organized Crime Remains Prevalent
  • 14% Surge Seen in Illinois Land Values First Half 2011

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XVII - [August 16, 2011]

  • DOT Announces No Intention of Regulating Farmers
  • Budget Deal
  • Don’t Miss Out on Leadership Institute – Registration Deadline Extended
  • Kirk Weih, AFM on Agri-Pulse Open Mic
  • USDA Value of Farm Real Estate Increases 7%
  • USDA Boosts Funding of Direct Farm Loans by $100 Million
  • In Memory – David E. Peterson, Jr.

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XVI - [August 2, 2011]

  • Budget Deal
  • Another Chance to Comment on FSA/RMA Reporting
  • Don’t Miss Out on Leadership Institute – Registration Deadline August 6
  • President Establishes Rural Council
  • OCC, OTS Merge Under Dodd-Frank Act
  • House Bill Focuses on Cause of Bank Failures
  • Lucas Sets Stage for Confrontation with CFTC Chairman

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XIV - [July 19, 2011]

  • Please Comment on GPS Availability
  • Conservation Group Wants to Tie Conservation to Crop Insurance
  • Senate Field Hearing in Kansas
  • FDIC Sues Former IndyMac Bank CEO to Recover $600 Million
  • Ethanol & Crop Subsidies on Chopping Block
  • Rabobank: Farmland Not a Bubble, But ‘Modest’ Decline Likely

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XIII - [July 5, 2011]

  • GPS Coalition Responds to LightSquared Solution
  • House Agriculture Crop Insurance Hearing
  • USDA Will Pay LandOwners for Public Access to Property
  • US Lawmakers Back Covered Bonds

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XII - [June 21, 2011]

  • Senate Votes to End Ethanol Subsidies
  • House Agriculture Appropriations Action
  • CRP Sign-ups Finalized
  • FDIC Suit Against Appraisals Could Help MBS Investors
  • Latest Edition of Kiplinger Agriculture Letter

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue XI - [June 7, 2011]

  • GPS Interference Concerns
  • IRS Finalizes Appraiser Debarment Process
  • Budget Talks
  • House Ag Appropriations Action
  • NV Makes Changes to Eminent Domain Appraisal Law
  • TX Gov Signs Mandatory Licensing Legislation
  • Latest Edition of Kiplinger Agriculture Letter

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue X - [May 17, 2011]

  • Seventy-two Agribusiness Organizations Urge CRP Flexibility
  • House Sets Spending Levels for FY 2012 Appropriations
  • Senator Stabenow Positive on Crop Insurance
  • RMA Issues Guidance on Levee Break
  • IRS Releases Timber Valuation Audit Guide
  • MD Governor Signs AMC Registration & Commission
  • FANNIE MAE Posts Tuturial on Uniform Appraisal Dataset

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue IX - [May 3, 2011]

  • Regulatory Review – USDA Seeks Input on Acreage Reports
  • Congress Set to Return – Focus on Debt Ceiling and Budget
  • Halfway Point Reached in Enactment of State AMC Laws
  • Argentina Will Limit Farm Land Holdings & Purchases by Foreigners
  • Appraisal Organizations Send Letter to State AGs, Consumer Bureau Offering Assitance
  • Senate Panel Report on WaMu Failure Highlights Appraisal Role

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue VIII - [April 19, 2011]

  • Appraisers Unhappy Over Loopholes in “Customary & Reasonable Fees”
  • FY 2011 Budget Deal Impacts to Agriculture
  • House Passes Republican Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
  • 1099 Reporting Requirement Repealed
  • NE, KY, SD and MS Latest States to Enact AMC Laws

Legislative Action News – Vol. 3, Issue VII – [April 5, 2011]

  • GPS Signals are Potentially Threatened by FCC Waiver
  • Government Shutdown Looms
  • Senate to Start Farm Bill Hearings
  • CMBS Heats Up in Capital Markets
  • Bill to Legislate Appraisal Process is Withdrawn in Maryland; Still Pending in Nevada
  • Utah Legislation Makes Important Changes to State’s AMC Law
  • Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Accelerate Farm Equipment Depreciation
  • FDIC Rolls Out Risk Retention Proposal That Excludes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

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