State Sen. Rick Olseen advocates incentives to maintain nonproductive farmland for the environment

An effort is moving through the Senate to provide farmers incentives to maintain nonproductive farmland for the environment. Minnesota State Sen. Rick Olseen, DFL-Harris, explains the importance of the effort, and calls for flexibility in terms of the set aside.

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  1. Submitted by Herbert Davis on 04/26/2010 - 12:59 pm.

    They have so many tax breaks now this is getting ridiculous. They are under assessed(sell their land for way more than appraisal), they pay at .55% of what homeowners pay, they have several “family farms” in their kids and relatives names( so they get breaks not afforded corporate/big ag) and they get federal and state subsidies and send their kids to Europe on vacation. Retiring to Montanna at age 55 to a multi-million dollar ranch and now we should give anoither tax break? No wonder so many vote republican!
    Greed is Good?

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