The Iowa Judicial Branch recently released its 2017 fiscal
year budget. The courts were forced to make difficult budgetary decisions after
legislative appropriations fell more than $5 million short of what was needed.
The courts made several resources available to explain how the judicial branch
budget will be broken down.
Ag Development Division to increase application fees 20
percent July 1
Attorneys with ag clients who are interested in state tax
credits for leasing to beginning farmers should be aware that the Iowa
Agricultural Development Division (IADD) will increase the application fee for
its Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program by $50 beginning July 1. The fee will
jump from $200 to $250 for both cash rent and crop share leases. The additional
$50 per year for cash rent and $100 per year for crop share leases remains the