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 urging grassroots on rural lending tax relief

With National Agriculture Week running through Friday, ICBA is calling on community bankers to advocate support for newly reintroduced 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 (ECORA) Act (H.R. 1977) would promote lending and support better rates and terms in rural communities.

Taking Action: Community bankers can use ICBA's Be Heard grassroots action center to urge their members of Congress to support ECORA.

More: The National Ag Day virtual celebration is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (Eastern time) tomorrow, March 23. The free event and #AgDay21 hashtag recognize the contributions of U.S. agriculture.