Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Tax Reform Agenda

(Washington, DC, August 30, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today expressed his strong support for President Trump’s tax reform agenda as a great benefit to the American agriculture community. Perdue issued the following statement:

“Just as he has done with excessive and costly regulations, President Trump has focused on the problem of onerous and burdensome taxes. Most agricultural operations are, in fact, small businesses, and the time and costs associated with merely complying with the tax code are impeding American prosperity. Farming is a complex enterprise, as even the smallest operations know, so the attention and financial resources that are diverted to handling taxes are an extra barrier to success.

“People should be able to keep more of what they have earned through the sweat of their brows, which will also invigorate the entire United States economy. The Death Tax is one section of the code that is particularly offensive to agriculture, as too many family farms have had to be broken up or sold off to pay the tax bill. The president’s tax reform package will be of great benefit to agriculture and help improve rural prosperity.”

September 24, 2010 – Friday Video Update with Errol Rice

In this week’s MSGA Friday Video Update, Executive Vice President, Errol Rice, discusses MSGA’s recent trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the federal estate tax and the Antiquities Act with members of Congress. Rice also discusses BLM Director Robert Abbey’s visit to Malta to discuss the possibility of a National Monument designation in the area, MSGA hosting a group of foreign ambassadors to encourage increased beef trade with countries like China and Japan, and the National Public Lands Council meeting in Pendleton, Oregon.