President Joe Biden on April 9, released the fiscal year 2022 discretionary budget request that includes a $27.8 billion request for USDA, a $3.8 billion or 16 percent increase from the 2021 enacted level.
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Created in 1916, the federal estate tax is a tax on the transfer of property from a deceased person to their heirs at death. Legislation enacted over the last several years has greatly reduced the federal estate tax by increasing the exemption amount from $675,000 in 2000 to $11.58 million in 2020.
USDA Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack received bipartisan praise from senators during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Feb. 2.
After four years of an administration that shared many of agriculture’s long-term goals, with a pro-business, pro-citizen, pro-freedom and individual liberty agenda, it appears that approach will change.
One of President-elect Joe Biden’s first and most important tasks will be appointing members to his Cabinet. Of the most immediate relevance and concern to the agriculture industry are the appointments to the USDA, Department of the Interior, and Environmental Protection Agency.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is modernizing egg products inspection methods for the first time since Congress passed the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) in 1970.
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled North Carolina’s “ag-gag” law as unconstitutional and in violation of the First Amendment.