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Governor Dayton Signs Green Acres Bill

April 15, 2011

Saint Paul, MN -- Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed House File 12/ Senate File 222 which makes changes to the Green Acres and Rural Preserves programs.  The bill passed both the Minnesota State House and Senate with bipartisan support;  the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmer’s Union all testified in support of the bill.   
 
This new law aims to simplify the administration of the Green Acres and Rural Preserves programs, as well as make it easier for landowners to participate.