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Report Analyses Capital Expenses Related to Farming
Farming requires large investments in machinery, equipment, and other depreciable capital. Such investments may be treated either as a current expense and deducted from gross farm income immediately, or capitalized and depreciated over time.
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 4/16/2014

AEM Shows Importance of Ag Equipment Industry
The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation's economy is demonstrated in an economic paper recently released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
AgWired – 4/15/2014

Small Tractor Sales Up, Combines Down in March
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. for March, 2014, were up 14% compared to the same month last year.
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 4/11/2014

'Farmland' Movie to be Shown in Wisconsin Theaters
Thirteen Wisconsin cities will be among the 60 major markets nationwide to present the 'Farmland' documentary when it is released on May 1.
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 4/11/2014

Farm Equipment Transportation Rules Passed in Nebraska Legislature
Farm equipment dealers have more shipping options under a bill passed by senators April 10.
Farm Equipment – 4/11/2014

Farm Bureau Calls for Tax Changes
Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee today.
AgriMarketing – 4/9/2014

Vilsack: Ag Economy Remains Strong due to Exports
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds.
AgWeb – 4/4/2014

New Documentary Feature "FARMLAND" To Be Released May 1
Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll's new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1.
AgriMarketing – 3/31/2014

USFRA Next Generation of Farmers Panel
One of the National Ag Day activities taking place in Washington, DC was a USFRA afternoon panel discussion on "The Next Generation of America's Farmers and Ranchers."
AgWired – 3/26/2014

Food security and the agricultural disconnect: An Ag Day challenge
As we celebrate National Ag Day this week, it is essential to recognize an important disconnect that exists regarding how people around the world think about food and agriculture.
AgriPulse – 3/24/2014