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5 Details to Know About the Refundable Income Tax Credit Before the End of the Year

Nebraska Farm Bureau has learned some tax preparers are encouraging property owners to pay 2021 property taxes before the end of year to take advantage of the refundable income tax credit for property taxes paid to schools, set at 25.3 percent for tax year 2021. The preparers argue the credit rate could go down next year and property owners should maximize their credit by paying 2021 property taxes before the end of the year. Nebraska Farm Bureau created a Question & Answer Document to assist you in your tax planning for this year and subsequent years. These are some good topics to discuss with your tax preparers.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Welcomes New Hires in Governmental Relations and Regional Managers

Help us welcome Andrew Dunkley and Kelly Duryea to the Nebraska Farm Bureau team! Andrew will be serving as your director of state governmental relations and Kelly will be the North Central regional manager.

Policy Watch…

This week’s Policy Watch features a Market Intel report that breaks down factors contributing to skyrocketing fertilizer prices; policy work continues in Washington, D.C. with NEFB president Mark McHargue meeting with AFBF and elected officials to talk about policy positions adopted by NEFB members; and learn how you can help NEFB-PAC find agriculture friendly candidates to run in the upcoming election.

Save the Date for the next Inside Profitability Series!

Finding skilled, reliable workers is increasingly difficult for Nebraska farm and ranch operators and agricultural businesses. Labor shortages and problems add delays, costs, and increased stress for operations. The lack of labor has led many farm or ranch operations to turn to foreign workers to help fill the gap. Join us for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Inside Profitability Series webinar on Jan. 18, 2022, at noon CDT which will focus on workforce issues in agriculture and rural Nebraska.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Launches Relief Fund, NEFB Offers Support

Kentucky Farm Bureau has launched relief efforts to aid the families and communities affected by the recent tornado outbreak. Nebraska Farm Bureau has donated to the KFB for Kentucky Relief Fund, a special account established to give people a trusted way to financially support those in need through the coming weeks and months of disaster recovery. In times of need, the farming and ranching community come together to help each other.

New Ag on Go Episodes Available

Stay up to date with Nebraska Farm Bureau happenings by listening to Ag on the Go with Nebraska Farm Bureau. From updates on agriculture policy to regulations that might impact farmers and ranchers. Ag on the Go is what You need to know now! Listen to Ag on the Go on the Rural Radio Network or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

From all of us at Nebraska Farm Bureau, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! In observance of the holidays, Newswire is taking a break. We will see you in 2022!

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