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July 17-21, 2017
Omaha, Nebraska

Agronomics 2017

Vision For The Future

Your opportunity to network with the best and the brightest in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology and address the ever-changing ag environment.


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The Young Professionals Network is your opportunity to get involved in the Society and take your career to the next level.

Republicans Add 6 New Members to House Agriculture Committee

This afternoon U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) released the House Steering Committee's recommendation of
six new members to serve on the Agriculture Committee.  The new House Agriculture Committee members are as follows:

Jodey Arrington, representing Texas' 19th District
Don Bacon, representing Nebraska's 2nd District
James Comer, representing Kentucky's 1st District
Neal Dunn, representing Florida's 2nd District
John Faso, representing New York's 19th District
Roger Marshall, representing Kansas' 1st District

Virginia, Kansas to Consider Non-USPAP Standards

Ahead of its new legislative session, the Virginia legislature has a prefiled bill – HB 1556 – that would allow appraisers to not comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards (USPAP) when performing evaluations. The new legislative session in Virginia begins officially on January 10.  Read the full text.

IRS Says Some Conservation Easements Are Listed Transactions

The IRS on Dec. 23 released Notice 2017-10 that identified certain syndicated conservation easement transactions as listed transactions. Investors who have entered into such transactions since 2010 or who enter into such transactions prospectively must comply with certain disclosure requirements, and appraisers acting as advisors must comply with certain disclosure obligations.  View the Notice.

USDA Makes it Easier to Transfer Land to the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. The land that is eligible for the early termination is among the least environmentally sensitive land enrolled in CRP. 

Read more.

Influential Members on the Move and in the News!

Tom Boyer, AFM, ARA, AAC (member since 1984) from Coalville, Utah was appointed as the 2017 Chair of The Appraisal Foundation Board of Trustees.

Ronny W. Johnson, ARA (member since 1996) from New Braunfels, Texas was appointed as the 2017 Treasurer of The Appraisal Foundation Board of Trustees.