Commodity groups reinforce call for tax legislation

A cadre of commodity groups have sent a letter to Senate leaders in support of the Tax Relief for American Workers and Families Act.
BY LUKE REYNOLDS
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A coalition of commodity groups has united to press the U.S. Senate to pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (H.R. 7024). After gaining bipartisan approval in the House of Representatives, the act is awaiting further action in the Senate. This legislation is crucial for the agricultural sector, offering significant tax relief and support to farmers, ranchers and other related businesses, according to a letter sent to Senate leaders by the group. 

Nathan Bowen, vice president advocacy and public affairs at the Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, emphasized the widespread support for the bill.  

“The endorsement of H.R. 7024 by such a diverse group of commodity and agricultural organizations underscores the urgent need for its passage,” he says. “This is about providing a stable environment for our producers and businesses to thrive. Additional support from Congress would demonstrate a strong commitment to the broad spectrum of groups that stand behind this bill.” 

The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act aims to make permanent several tax provisions beneficial to the agricultural industry, such as bonus depreciation and other business income adjustments. These measures are seen as vital for helping the sector cope with financial challenges and ensuring continued economic growth within the community. 

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