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Bills would define horses as livestock

Published 03/09/2009, Alexandria Echo Press

Horse owners want to be included in Minnesota's agriculture industry. Bills currently making their way through the Legislature are designed to provide a "clear and decisive definition of horses as livestock," horse farmer David Dayon of St. Michael said. The change could give farmers who raise horses for a living tax breaks, while not giving the same advantages to people who raise a few horses for recreation.

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