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∑ US NFU welcomes legislative priorities announced in President Biden's Congressional Address
∑ Farmers Union likes Bidenís hunger plan, questions tax change details
US NFU welcomes legislative priorities announced in President Biden's Congressional Address
The Cattle Site
30 April 2021
President Biden's strategy for economic recovery, immigration reform and climate action have been welcomed by the National Farmers Union.
During his first joint address to Congress on 28 April, President Joe Biden highlighted the progress the United States has made on pandemic recovery and laid out his strategy to create additional jobs and lift more families out of poverty. The linchpin of that strategy is the American Families Plan, a comprehensive package that would invest $1.8 trillion in education, childcare, nutrition assistance, and paid leave.
A longtime advocate of strengthening the nutrition safety net, National Farmers Union (NFU) was heartened by the presidentís attention to food insecurity, especially in light of the added challenges caused by the pandemic. ďThough the issue of hunger has received a lot of attention over the past year, it certainly isnít a new problem, and it wonít just disappear when the pandemic ends,Ē said NFU President Rob Larew. ďFortunately, we already have a safety net to catch families when money is tight Ė but it isnít strong or wide enough to support everyone who needs help. President Bidenís bid to expand free school meals and summer EBT is an important step towards reinforcing our existing system so that it can accommodate all Americans experiencing food insecurity.Ē
To offset the cost of the plan, President Biden is proposing an array of tax reforms, including the elimination of stepped-up basis...
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Farmers Union likes Bidenís hunger plan, questions tax change details
By Larry Lee, Brownfield
April 29, 2021
The National Farmers Union President supports part of President Bidenís American Families Plan but has questions about the tax changes.
In a statement, Farmers Union President Rob Larew says the hunger issue is not a new problem and wonít disappear after the pandemic.† He says America already has a safety net to catch families when money is tight, but it is not strong or wide enough to support everyone who needs help, he supports expanding free school meals and summer EBT assistance.
When it comes to Bidenís tax proposal, Larew has questions about how Bidenís pay-for provisions and elimination of the step-up basis will impact farmers and ranchers.† Larew says the White House promised the change would be designed with protections for family-owned businesses and farms, but the devil is in the details, and those details are not yet clear...