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Farm Bureau considers taxes and valuations issue


John Verser

Jay Farris, director of grassroots programs at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, speaks at last Thursday's Kimball-Banner County Farm Bureau meeting. He told those present that the state Farm Bureau is working on ways that would hopefully lower property taxes.

Taxes and agriculture land valuations were the hot topic at last Thursday's annual meeting of the Kimball-Banner County Farm Bureau.

Keynote speaker Jay Farris, director of grassroots programs at Nebraska Farm Bureau, said the organization thought there was a perfect storm that would bring change to lower property taxes and valuations through legislation, but instead ended up disappointed.

"We thought we had that perfect storm scenario where we had a newly elected governor that heard property taxes were a problem on his campaign trail. We had a number of new senators in their first term who...

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