Author Archives: Women's Agricultural Network

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About Women's Agricultural Network

WAgN provides education and technical assistance geared to the needs of women farmers.

Estate Taxes & Farms: Who Wins & Who Loses?

“When you hear about the disadvantages of the estate tax, don’t forget that the free step up in basis gives a huge benefit to families with lower valued estates. ” Continue reading

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Changes to Vermont’s Current Use Program

During the 2015 legislative session, the Vermont legislature made a number of changes to the law affecting the Current Use (Use Value Appraisal) Program. They include provisions for the following: A new calculation for the Land Use Change Tax (LUCT) … Continue reading

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USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Sign-Up Deadline

Dairy producers urged to act now to protect their businesses against unpredictable market swings, take advantage of increased protections offered in first year of program. The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. … Continue reading

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