October 31, 2014

by Todd E. Gleason

U.S. EPA has released a document critical of soybean seed treatments used in the United States. It suggests farmers have been spending money and getting very little benefit in return.


President Obama inside the Oval Office as seen through a window outside the White House
January 01, 2013

Fiscal Cliff

SENATE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF DEAL

....House agrees reluctantly.

ESTATE TAX - top tax rates on large estates raised to 40%, with a $5 million exemption estates inherited from individuals ($10 million on family estates). The exemptions, if enacted, will be indexed for inflation.

CAPITAL GAINS - capital gains and dividends over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples taxed at 20%. 15% for lower income levels.

FARM BILL - extended by 9 months.