The House Ways and Means Committee said Wednesday it hammered out an amendment to Section 199A of the new US tax code, but it seems not everybody felt the provision needed to be fixed. A group of farmers in Kansas believe Section 199A, as it’s written, is just fine as it gives growers a bigger tax break – allowing them to keep more of their earned income – than the Section 199 provision it replaced and the proposed 199A fix.
A fix for a provision in the recently passed tax bill that gives farmers an incentive to sell grain to cooperatives instead of non-coop elevators or ethanol production facilities is being worked on and likely will likely be part of an omnibus bill set to be passed on March 23. Provision 199A, which was part of the tax bill implemented in December, was added to offset the loss of the prior 199 rider that was eliminated by the new law.
Extremely dry weather that’s being joined by extremely low temperatures is raising concern about the winter wheat crop in the southern Plains. Less than a half inch of precipitation has fallen in much of the region in the past two months, according to the National Weather Service. That’s less than 10% of normal for this time of year, which is traditionally a dry period for the southern Plains. One of the biggest concerns is a storm front moving in that will bring windchills as low as -10°F.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".