SF519: Ag Trespass- Provides penalties for people that lie to obtain employment or access to a facility that is not open to the public: SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOV. REYNOLDS ON THURSDAY
HF699/SF555: FormerlyHSB218/SSB1217:Weight Limits on Equipment- Moves all self-propelled implements applying plant food, agricultural limestone, or ag chemicals to the category of "implement of husbandry." Maximum of 25,000 lbs. and specifically stating that equipment must still meet posted limits on bridges/overpasses (allowing for permits to pass on weight capped roads/bridges): FOR
HF647/SF444: Formerly HSB 173/SSB1181:Beginning Farmer Credit- Establishes a new Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program replacing Agricultural Assets Transfer Credit. Also allows farmers with ag assets a tax credit for assisting beginning farmers. Caps the credit at $50,000/year per farmer. Expands replacement program from $6 million to $12 million:FOR
FUN FACT FRIDAY:
This is National Ag Week and Governor Reynolds signed a proclamation officially making this week Ag Innovation Week in Iowa.