What are your thoughts on the rise in property values and taxes to irrigated agricultural land? Do you feel that the State Tax Commission gave the community enough time submit their information before a decision was made? Some numbers raised over 200 percent. In your opinion, where does the responsibility lie between the county assessor, the tax commission, or the members of the agricultural community? Do you feel that farmers who report to the USDA would give false information to receive more federal funding?
I haven't been following this story recently but back in 2016 the same issues were raised with some owners getting a surprise increase in property taxes. There were meetings and the county assessor jumped through a lot of hoops to work out some sort of solution.
Maybe the old idiom "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it," applies to the 2018 version of the story?
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