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Legislation Provides Economic Boost to 4-H, FFA Students
USAgNet - 03/15/2019

A recently introduced House bill would give an economic boost to young people in agriculture by allowing 4-H and FFA students aged 21 and younger to keep more of the modest income they earn. The students can turn around and put the money toward higher education or future agricultural projects.

The Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 1770) would create a tax exemption for the first $5,000 of income students earn from projects completed through 4-H or FFA.

The Farm Bureau-supported measure was introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas).

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