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Chairman David Scott in Letter to President Biden Emphasizes Need for Protections to Farmers and Ranchers in American Families Plan and American Jobs Plan

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2021) – In a letter to President Joseph R. Biden Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia signified support of the historic nature of the American Jobs Plan and American Family Plan, while emphasizing the need to protect farmers, ranchers, and small businesses from financial burden. 

Chairman David Scott issued the following statement summarizing the letter:

“As Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, I applaud the programs in the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan as admirable but the brunt of paying for them cannot be borne by the next generation of farmers taking over the land.  Any increase in inheritance tax for those taking over farm land is untenable and will further strain a farm economy that is just now beginning to recover from the strain of the pandemic.”

A copy of the letter is available here.

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