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Minnesota Farm Bureau applauds passage of Green Acres Bill


Fri, Apr 3rd, 2009
Posted in Government

On Monday, March 30, the Minnesota House passed the Federal Tax conformity and Green Acres conference committee report on a vote of 130-3. On April 1, the Senate also adopted those changes on a vote of 59-5. Farm Bureau would like to thank all Minnesota Senators and Representatives who worked on Green Acres legislation.

"Green Acres is an important tool for reducing the development pressure on farm land," said Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. "Changes made to the Green Acres program in 2008 negatively impacted farmers in many parts of the state. Addressing those concerns became one of Farm Bureau's highest priorities."

The bill adjusts Minnesota tax laws in order to conform with federal tax laws. In addition, the bill makes adjustments to the Green Acres program and creates a new Rural Preserve Property Tax program for class 2b land that would no longer qualify for Green Acres.

Minnesota Farm Bureau is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau applauds passage of Green Acres Bill

Fri, Apr 3rd, 2009
Posted in Government

On Monday, March 30, the Minnesota House passed the Federal Tax conformity and Green Acres conference committee report on a vote of 130-3. On April 1, the Senate also adopted those changes on a vote of 59-5. Farm Bureau would like to thank all Minnes ..... 
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Rep. Davids supports compromise "Green Acres" fix

Fri, Apr 3rd, 2009
Posted in Government

ST. PAUL - By a vote of 130-3, the Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that makes changes to the state's "Green Acres" property tax program. State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) helped approve the measure.

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Holmen to serve as Genex beef rep

Fri, Apr 3rd, 2009
Posted in Government

Mark Holmen of Fountain, has joined Genex Cooperative, Inc. as an area beef representative providing personalized genetic and reproductive services while striving to improve the profit potential of beef producers throughout southeast Minnesota.
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KM Cattle Co. joins American Angus Association

Fri, Apr 3rd, 2009
Posted in Government

KM Cattle Company, Lanesboro, Minnesota, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The American Angus Association, with nearly ..... 
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Spring Valley Council hears audit findings, discusses vehicle ordinance

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Spring Valley City Council met at its newly scheduled time of 6 p.m. on March 23. All council members were present and approved minutes from their March 9, 2009 meeting as well as the final accounts payable report from March.

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Farm Service Agency News

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment Program (SURE)

We still do not have procedure for this program. However, we do get questions on it so I will talk about what details we do know at this time. The 2008 Farm Bill created a trust fund whic ..... 
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Rushford ready to re-build Creekside Park

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

As citizens gear up to rebuild Rushford's landmark Creekside Park Playground in May, the decision was finalized at last Monday's city council meeting to place the new playground near where it previously stood.

"I don't really care where the ..... 
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County Board amends Zoning Ordinances

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Government

PRESTON - Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Chris Graves explained the proposed changes to the zoning ordinances to the county board at their March 24 meeting. The amendments had been recommended for approval by the Fillmore County Planning Commi ..... 
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