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Rep. Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis argues in favor of her bill Monday, May 20, 2013, that funds various outdoors and arts programs. (Forum News Photo by Don Davis)

Legislative Notebook: Farmers await clarity on how tax bill affects them

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ST. PAUL — Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.


It appears that farmers will pay sales tax on fertilizer stored in facilities they do not own and on equipment repair, but not parts. Rural legislators said they remain uncertain what else could be taxed.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.