Rep. Thornberry Meets with Ag Producers

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Last night’s rain storm was one of the many topics on the minds of local agriculture producers today as they met with Representative Mac Thornberry.

He’s touring the district while Congress is on August recess.

The rising tensions in North Korea also on the minds of ag producers because that would have an effect on trade, and one-third of everything produced agriculturally in this country is exported.

Rep. Thornberry also discussing tax reform.

He received applause after speaking to roughly two dozen producers in attendance at today’s meeting.

When it comes to tax reform, the congressman said he wants to reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to three, claiming it will benefit everyone.

The congressman added while many people concentrate on the corporate tax rate, ag producers file differently from other businesses.

He said the end game is to lower and simplify the tax rate.

“I just want to make sure that when we do that, we don’t put agriculture at a disadvantage compared to other businesses,” said Rep. Thornberry. “The way some of these provisions operate may be different from others.”

The congressman also touched on immigration which the president brought into the spotlight this week.

Speaking of the president, when asked if he wished President Trump would stop tweeting, Rep. Thornberry said yes, but he has a lot of wishes that will not come true.

The congressman says health care reform is also “not” a dead issue.

He says something has to be done because the current system is quickly going downhill.

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