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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.

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A federal court has granted national farmworkers groups a preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) from freezing wages under the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program.

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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.

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Just five days after NCBA’s voluntary framework to increase market transparency was sent out, a group of 17 state cattlemen’s associations sent off a letter to Congress supporting their legislative ideas for a fix.

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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.