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How Will H.R. 8 Affect You?

Posted on 1/3/2013 by in Taxes Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff

The legislation passed by Congress in the first hours of 2012 affected more than just the farm bill, addressing the estate tax, capital gains and payroll taxes.

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Congress Passes Nine-Month Extension of Farm Bill

Posted on 1/3/2013 by in 2012 Farm Bill

The U.S. House and Senate have voted to extend the farm bill for nine months, bringing a disappointing end to efforts by farm lobbyists to enact a new five-year farm bill in 2012.

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Farm Bill: Time to Push To Get It Done

Posted on 12/4/2012 by

The post-election “lame duck” session is now underway, and could run almost until Christmas, providing a good window for action on the Farm Bill.

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USA TODAY Editorial: Immigration reform good for GOP, USA

Posted on 11/13/2012 by in Immigration

USA Today's Nov. 8 editorial page commented on the effect of Hispanic voters on the election and the future of immigration enforcement.

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Deportation Deferrals Put Employers of Immigrants in a Bind

Posted on 10/18/2012 by in Immigration

Manuel Cunha has been fighting for three decades to persuade the federal government to provide more legal immigrant workers for farmers in California’s verdant San Joaquin Valley. So he was initially excited when President Obama announced in June that he would suspend the deportations of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.

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