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Minnesota Corn Growers focus on taxes, buffers

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- With the legislative session in full swing, 22 grower-leaders from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association spent March 15 at the Capitol in St. Paul talking property taxes, buffers and other agriculture issues during MCGA's Da...

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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - With the legislative session in full swing, 22 grower-leaders from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association spent March 15 at the Capitol in St. Paul talking property taxes, buffers and other agriculture issues during MCGA's Day on the Hill.

"Our top priority this session is property tax relief," said MCGA president Noah Hultgren. "There seems to be bi-partisan support on this issue, so it's important that we keep reminding legislators how essential tax relief is to both the farm and overall rural economy."

Resolving the private ditch issue and clarifying other items on the new buffer legislation was also a prominent topic. In addition to legislators, grower-leaders met with staff from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to talk about buffers, water quality and other regulatory issues.

Other issues covered during MCGA's Day on the Hill included transportation, irrigation and MCGA's role in a broad coalition that is investing in the installation of more than 600 flex-fuel pumps throughout the state.

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