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Farm Bureau president makes stop in Sidney to discuss property taxes for farmers, ranchers

 

Courtney Fletcher

More than 50 people joined Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau President at Buffalo Point to address the property tax issue amongst farmers and ranchers.

More than 50 people turned out to listen to Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson discuss the organization's strategy for supporting legislation to reduce property taxes for farmers and ranchers on Monday night at Buffalo Point Restaurant.

"Nebraska farmers and ranchers account for less than 3 percent of the states population, but now pay nearly 30 percent of the total property taxes collected statewide," Nelson said. "There are several bills that can be supported to address the property tax issue."

Nelson discussed four bills and how the farm bureau believes they would serve as the f...



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