NASDA Urges Repeal or Reform of Estate Tax

News Date: 11/16/2010

 In a letter sent Friday to Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, and to members of the Senate Agriculture and Finance Committees, NASDA President Leonard Blackwell, Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food, called for permanent repeal of the estate tax to provide relief for family farm operators.  Action was taken by NASDA members on the issue of the estate tax at the most recent Annual Meeting in Dover, Delaware in September.  Missouri Director of Agriculture Jon Hagler authored Action Item P, which called for such relief "to preserve family farm operations and to promote food, fiber and fuel production in the United States."  The letter can be found on the NASDA website. (Contact: Brad McKinney)