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Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

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Iowa Farm Bureau Pleased With State Legislative Results

Iowa Farm Bureau officials says this year’s state legislative session was a positive one for agriculture.

Farm Bureau President Craig Hill says he was pleased lawmakers were able to come to a bi partisan agreement on a budget as well as education and property tax reform.

He says $ 2.4 million approved for the nutrient reduction management program was a victory and that tax relief will help producers pay for necessary changes to their operations to meet the program’s goals.

Hill says to meet the goals of the program, producers will need to spend more for technological changes and practices they’ll need to implement on their operations. He says one disappointment was that legislators failed to raise the state gas tax to fund needed infrastructure upkeep and repair for farm to market roads.

Hill says they’ll come back next legislative session and take another run at raising the fuel tax.

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