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APR-MAY 2018

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FEED•LOT April/May 2018 25 ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING • Electronic Logging Devices: The bill includes a provision that would grant livestock haulers an ex- emption from ELDs until September 30, 2018. A further delay will provide the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) more time to educate our livestock haulers on the ELDs while industry works on solutions to the current Hours of Service rules that do not currently work for those truckers driving livestock across this great nation. • Section 199A Fix: The 199A fix included in the bill will equalize tax treatment of commodity sales to cooperatives and non-cooperatives, while also providing flow-through deduction from co-ops to their members similar to the old Section 199 deduction for domestic produc- tion activities. FL NCBA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the omnibus spending bill in Congress includes a number of pos - itive developments for cattlemen and women. Included is language that would prevent 200,000 farms and ranches from being regulated like toxic waste sites, plus a delay the implementation of electronic logging devices for livestock haul- ers for another six months. The bill also provides a critical fix for wildfire funding that also provides expedited authority to implement much-needed vegetation manage- ment on federal lands. "We are also glad to see refine- ments to the tax code that address the 199A issue," he said. "NCBA and our affiliates have been working closely with Congress to ensure the spending bill addresses issues of concern for U.S. ranchers and beef producers, and we are glad to see our policy priorities reflected in the legislation. We urge Congress to take the next step and vote 'Yes' when the bill comes up for a vote." Details on each of these topics include: • CERCLA Reporting: A provi- sion would relieve livestock pro- ducers of the emissions reporting requirements under CERCLA, pro- tecting 200,000 farms and ranches around the country. NCBA has been urging affiliates and members to support stand-alone legislation in the House and Senate that would also exempt agricultural producers from CERCLA reporting require- ments. Passage of the omnibus spending bill would achieve the same goal. Hopson Harvesting and Hay Grinding Serving: KS, NE, CO, TX, OK (719) 342-1680 All types of hay - Corn Grinding Loader Available - Multiple Screens High Moisture Corn and small grains John Deere Equipment NCBA Encouraged by "Positive Developments" in Omnibus Spending Bill

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