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The Bad Land and Water Bills Fail to Pass

I am pleased to report that the land and water bills discussed in my last report have most likely died. While possible, it is unlikely that last minute magic to save either of these controversial bills will happen. The proposal to place industrial solar panels on our best quality agricultural lands failed to pass out of the Ways and Means Committee. Previous to that scheduled vote, the developer publicly stated it would yield to public opposition and now seek approval for their solar farm on B grade or lesser quality lands. This was a critical test of whether or not A grade farms lands would be protected for agriculture or be sacrificed to higher profit enterprises. I am happy to have he

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