Tax laws have a profound impact on business decisions. Tax policy and rates can have both a positive or negative effect on investment and economic growth. The produce industry is incredibly diverse, including family operations, partnerships, publicly traded international companies and more. The end of 2017 brought with it the first tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The new tax plan passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, to take effect on January 1, 2018, is set to simplify the tax code and lower taxes for American businesses. United Fresh has been involved in many coalitions addressing tax reform, from farm and agriculture groups to more broad business groups. Our goal has been to make sure that the voice of small businesses, family businesses, and corporations alike are heard. While there will continue to be debate as this rolls out in the coming years, we feel that our voices were heard and that many changes in the tax code will be good for you and your businesses.