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Ohio House Wants To Give Farmers A Property Tax Cut

May 9, 2017

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State lawmakers are considering giving farmers a real estate tax break.

They say taxes are rising even though crop prices  are far below those of recent years. A proposal in the Ohio House version of the state budget bill changes how authorities determine the value of agricultural land. It would shift to using U.S. Department of Agriculture data that reflects the land's farming value. The County Commissioners Association of Ohio says the measure would lead to a loss of money for local governments.