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Farm Leader Says Legislative Session Defensive

Farm Leader Says Legislative Session Defensive

The 2013 Minnesota Legislative sessios a difficult one on issues impacting farmers and ranchers. State Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap says they played defense most of the session beating back some fees but struggling to bring taxes under control.

Paap says one victory was the signing of a bill that clarified agricultural property held in a family farm trust will qualify for the extra $ 4 million exempted from the state estate tax for a total exemption of $ 5 million. He says his group’s members have already started working to educate those legislators who don’t have a solid ag background as they prepare for the 2014 session.

Paap says their major issue for next year will center on tax relief.

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