AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AMERICA

Letters and Testimonies

Letters to Congress

Title Recipient Date
Committee on Agriculture 06/14/21
U.S. House of Representatives 03/25/21
Senate Agriculture Committee 02/26/21
House Rules Committee 02/25/21
House, Senate Budget Committees 02/24/21
House, Senate Appropriations Committees 02/24/21
02/22/21
House, Senate Appropriations Subcommittees 12/04/20
Rep. Andy Barr 10/08/20
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry 07/28/20

Letters to Regulators

Title Recipient Date
Farm Credit Administration 07/20/21
USDA 04/09/21
OMB 03/18/21
USDA, OMB 02/24/21
USDA 10/08/20
Governors 03/24/20
President Donald Trump 03/19/20
CEQ 03/10/20
U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program 01/29/20
FDIC, Fed, OCC 12/16/19

Testimony

Title Committee Presenter Date
House Agriculture Committee Steven J. Handke 12/11/19
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Written Statement 11/19/19

Ag News

ICBA backs bill offering rural lending tax relief

ICBA expressed support for legislation to exempt from taxation interest income on farm real estate and rural mortgage loans.

Details: Introduced by Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa), the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act (ECORA) would promote lending and support better rates and terms in rural communities.

More: "This important legislation will help sustain and revive rural economies struggling to overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while providing community bank lenders with benefits they can pass on to customers, similar to other rural credit providers," ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said in a national news release.