Reduction in ag land valuation expected to shift tax burden

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“I feel it would be pretty extreme for Dewey County,” is how Dewey County Equalization Director Brandy Meier described the proposed changes in ag land valuation. Meier told the county commissioners at their November 5 meeting that she hopes the legislature will “shoot it down.”

The proposal would reduce the valuation, and therefore the taxes, on ag land. Meier said Dewey County does not have enough valuation in non-ag (business and residential) properties to make up the difference to maintain revenue to the county.

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