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S.F. No. 1368 - Modifying Definition of "Agricultural Purposes"
Author: Senator Eric R. Pratt
Prepared By: Eric S. Silvia, Senate Counsel (651/296-1771)
Date: March 14, 2017


S.F. No. 1368 modifies the definition of “agricultural purposes” to allow land enrolled in a local conservation program to be classified as agricultural if the land was classified as agricultural in the year prior to enrollment. A “local conservation program” is defined as a program administered by a town, city or county, including a watershed district, water management organization, or soil and water conservation district, in which the owner voluntarily enrolls land and receives incentive payments in exchange for certain restrictions placed on the land. Under current law, only property enrolled in state or federal conservation programs may be classified as agricultural.

Effective beginning with assessment year 2018.


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