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Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate

A bill that would exempt public water projects on farmlands from being considered as income-producing ventures for landowners is moving through the Senate.

SB 312 would allow farmers with water storage projects to maintain their agricultural greenbelt tax classifications. Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby and bill sponsor, said the legislation would provide another tool for the South Florida Water Management District to work with landowners to store water.

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