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Lincoln to Local: Sales tax exemption updates, trespassing, nuisance claims
Oklahoma Farm Bureau has been working with members, lawmakers and the Oklahoma Tax Commission to preserve agriculture sales tax exemptions, which Farm Bureau members secured in 1978. Join us for this week’s Lincoln to Local episode to learn how Farm Bureau is sharing the voice of farmers and ranchers at the state Capitol on a number of issues including sales tax exemptions, trespassing and nuisance claims.
The schedule for Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Ag Tour May 5-7 is now available to attendees. The event is currently full, but members can be added to the waitlist by contacting Marcia Irvin at(405) 523-2300.
New testing procedure for private pesticide applicator license
Following the 2017 revision to the Code of Federal Regulations part 171, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now requiring all testing for pesticide applicators to be closed book and proctored.
ODAFF receives master black vulture depredation permit
Oklahoma Farm Bureau welcomes the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry master black vulture depredation permit through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
Elimination of Stepped-up Basis Poses Hazards to Family Farms
Many of Oklahoma’s family farms and ranches are passed down through generations, and much of their value is tied up in land and equipment. Eliminating stepped-up basis to generate more federal income risks the livelihood of our family farms and the economic sustainability of these family operations long into the future. Learn more about the importance of stepped-up basis in agriculture in AFBF’s Market Intel analysis.
Lincoln, Washington County Farm Bureaus donate to community food assistance programs
Lincoln County Farm Bureau recently donated to God and People’s Food Pantry as part of OKFB’s Community Food Assistance Matching Program. The pantry provides food for those in need within the Chandler community.
To give back to their local community, the Washington County Farm Bureau recently donated to the Concern Center of Bartlesville as part of OKFB’s Community Food Assistance Matching Program. The Concern Center of Bartlesville strives to provide compassionate support to individuals and families needing support.
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