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Minnesota Farmers Union Calls For Repeal Of Equipment Repair Sales Tax

Minnesota Farmers Union members over the weekend approved three special orders of business at their annual convention. President Doug Peterson who was re elected to lead the group says one major issue they’re calling for is passage of a new farm bill yet this year. He says they’ve been wanting that to get approved for two years now but it’s been held up.

Peterson says another important priority is transportation funding for road repair and maintenance for state roads.

He says their third special order of business is calling for repeal of the state equipment repair sales tax. He says Governor Mark Dayton support that and assured their delegates that could be accomplished.

Peterson says that tax is very costly and could amount to $ 28 million coming out of producers pockets.

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