House Ag Committee advances ag spending bill


By Julie Harker, Brownfield

September 13, 2021


The House Ag Committee passed its ag spending bill out of committee this morning along a party line vote.


Debate over the potential for damaging taxes on farmers got heated during a House Ag Committee hearing on the budget.


Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn, a Republican, said any removal of stepped-up basis would be ďa killer.Ē


ďItís going to contribute more to the war on agriculture thatís being waged by the Biden administration and the Democrat party. Iím going to be as blunt as that.Ē


But Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat, took issue with Hagedornís assessment as members debated the proposed ag budget which she says is a huge opportunity for agriculture...