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Assessment cap gives some relief to farmers

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Last year, Linda Cross was paying $85 to have her pasture-raised lambs processed into food. This year, it’s $100 each. Processing, feed and equipment are among necessities for the Cross family’s Cripplebush Creek farm, and price cuts are infrequent for all of them. So for Cross, this week’s approval of a new state law limiting tax assessment increases on agricultural land to 2 percent is a relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced he signed ...


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