Updated 2/23/2015 Repeal Of 1031 Exchange - Will This Affect Your Real Estate Business?!
Learn what IRS Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges are; how and when are they used; what would the effect on the economy be if repeal occurred; where you can obtain additional information on exchanges; and how you can voice your opinion on this issue. Read More.
Updated 4/22/2015 Farm Service Agency Tie Conservation Compliance to Crop Insurance
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) along with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) released the interim final regulation implementing the requirement to tie conservation compliance to crop insurance as required by the 2014 farm bill. Read More.
Updated 4/21/2015 House Votes to Repeal Death Tax
The House voted 240 to 179 on April 16 for full repeal of the death tax, a tax that is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers across the country. House lawmakers passed the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, bringing farmers and ranchers one step closer to tax reform that will help their families invest in the future and pass their businesses onto the next generation. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 EPA Sends Water Rule to OMB
On April 6 the EPA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its controversial regulation to redefine the extent of its authority over U.S. water bodies for final review. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 National Flood Insurance Rate Changes
This article is a review of the changes made as of March 20, 2015. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS)
WOTUS (Waters of the US) is the on-going challenge to regulate water pollution --- the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corp of Engineers have been tasked with this challenge. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 WOTUS and UAV Updates
Terri Jensen, ALC Advanced, 2015 National Institute President, reveals the latest updates on the state of the EPA's Waters of the US Rule and FAA's current UAV/drone regulations. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 Land Values: Charts and Maps
View charts and maps covering topics like the Average Farm Real Estate Value by Year, Farm Real Estate Value by State, Average Cropland Value by Year, and more. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 Is estate tax is hurrying the transition of the American family farm?
Tennessee farmer told the House Ways and Means Committee that the estate tax is crippling his and other family farm operations across the country. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 Walking 400 Miles to Protest a Proposed Pipeline
State Representative Ed Fallon has been walking almost every day to talk with farmers who's land may be affected by the proposed Dakota Access pipeline. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 Like kind exchange repeal; strong case for opposition
By now you have heard about the proposal for a repeal or limitation of the "like kind exchange" as part of a comprehensive tax reform plan for the U.S. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015 Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
A stunning stretch of landscape in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains known as Devil’s Canyon is a classic success story of a popular federal conservation program. Read More.
Updated 4/20/2015Interior takes first step toward possible hike in oil, drilling fees, seeks public comment
The Obama administration took a first step Friday toward a possible increase in fees charged for oil and gas companies to drill on federal lands. Read More.
Updated 3/30/2015 FAA Taking Comments on Proposed UAV Rules
Farmers who want to use UAVS—unmanned aerial vehicles—in their operations have until April 24th to comment on the FAA’s proposed rules on the use of unmanned aircraft systems. Read More.
Updated 3/30/2015 Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
Updated 3/30/2015 Senate Votes To Help States Sell Off Public Lands
Updated 3/19/2015 Legislation Would Open Federal Land to Hunters and Anglers
Updated 3/19/2015 House Passes Bill Promoting Wind Energy Expansion
Updated 3/19/2015 House Likely to Pursue Limited Land Buying
Updated 3/19/2015 Press Release - DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations (PDF) that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. Read More.
Updated 2/26/15 USDA Opens Public Comment Period for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Interim Final Rule
Updated 2/26/15 Statement by Thomas Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture Before the House Committee on Agriculture
Updated 2/26/15 FAA proposes long-awaited drone rules
Updated 2/19/15 1031 Changes May Change Your Business in 2015
Updated 02/15/2015 Overview of Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Updated 2/5/15 Conservation Easement Incentive Act 2015
Updated 2/5/15 Forest Service releases final Land Management Planning Framework
Updated 2/5/15 Federal Land Bill Calls for Expansion of Red Rock Canyon
Updated 2/5/15 NAR Statement on the WOTUS Hearing
Updated 2/5/15 D.C. Efforts to Prohibit Pre-Hire Marijuana Tests
Updated 1/30/15 Tax Deferred 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges
Updated 1/23/15 US House passes natural gas pipeline permitting reform bill
Updated 1/14/15 Williams & Jenson Washington Update
Updated 1/13/15 The Tax Treatment of Like Kind Exchanges
Updated 1/13/15 From Agriculture to energy, GOP intent on pushing back in 2015
Updated 1/13/15 FAA Releases Drone Exemption Process