After meeting with Clay County Farm Bureau members, Minnesota State Senator Rob Kupec said property taxes were a major concern. “The value of land is going up, but what they’re actually producing on that land is not going up so they’re getting hit hard on the property tax side.” Kupec plans to explore ways the state can help alleviate some of that tax pressure during the next session. A bill to provide paid family and medical leave for workers was another concern of farmers hiring seasonal help. Kupec intends to revisit the issue to include an exemption for temporary workers.
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