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Trump Administration Plans $12 Billion Aid Package for Farmers

The Trump administration will deliver $12 billion in aid to farmers who’ve been hit by dropping prices for crops and livestock amid a burgeoning trade war in which agriculture is a main target for retaliation against U.S. tariffs. The assistance will be a mix of direct payments to farmers, commodity purchases for food-aid programs, and… Read More »

Naig Comments on Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “We continue to be well ahead of the 5-year average on both corn and bean development, with 85 percent of the… Read More »

Iowa Tax Reform Bill Updates

Dear Friends, On May 5, 2018, the Iowa Tax Reform Bill was passed by the Iowa House and Senate and Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill into law on May 30th. This bill contains tax law changes that begin to impact the 2018 tax year and continue to change the tax law up to 2023, depending… Read More »

Hiring Youth Workers: Do You Know the Rules?

[Author: Bob Evnen | 2015; R-2017 | Keywords: Human Resources, Youth, Employment] School is nearly out, which means young people will be seeking summer jobs. The employment of people under the age of 18 comes with several rules and is closely regulated by both the federal and state governments. Following is a brief outline to… Read More »

Complying with Child Labor Laws

By Lesley Sifers, Tax Favored Benefits, Inc. [Author: Lesley Sifers | 2007; R-2018 | Keywords: Human Resources, Youth, Employment] As the end of the school year fast approaches, many of you will consider hiring students for summer jobs. I commend you. Working is a lot better for kids than “hanging out” all summer. However, you… Read More »