Landowners urged to play by conservation rules

Dillard, Gabriel
March 2007
Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;3/23/2007, Issue 323690, p1
The article reports that the Board of Supervisors of Fresno County, California will not renew the Williamson Act contracts on 69 parcels due to the landowners' non-compliance to the contract rules. Unless the landowners dedicate their land to agricultural use under a 10-year contract with local government, the state act will not provide property tax breaks. Also, contracts on lands that are found unused for commercial agricultural purposes are not to be renewed, which will cause higher taxes.


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