FarmPolicy

October 21, 2014

Video: Sen. Hatch Highlights Estate Tax Issues on Senate Floor Today

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) highlighted important estate tax issues and the agricultural economy on the Senate floor today.

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Policy- Farm Bill; Budget (Estate Tax); Ag Economy; and, Trade

Policy- Farm Bill Issues

The AP reported on Saturday that, “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s ‘becoming less and less relevant,’ he says.

“A month after an election that Democrats won even as rural parts of the country voted overwhelmingly Republican, the former Democratic governor of Iowa told farm belt leaders this past week that he’s frustrated with their internecine squabbles and says they need to be more strategic in picking their political fights.

“‘It’s time for us to have an adult conversation with folks in rural America,’ Vilsack said in a speech at a forum sponsored by the Farm Journal. ‘It’s time for a different thought process here, in my view.’”

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