FARM BUSINESS NEWS
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Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Fri Nov 30, 2012 02:02 PM CST

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- South Dakotan Bob Metz farms so close to the state line, his post office box is based in Minnesota. It's a good thing he lives on the right side of the border, however. Metz and wife Karen want ownership of the farm his ancestors homesteaded more than 125 years ago to stay in family hands. But Minnesota's stiff estate tax adds hundreds of thousands of dollars to a modest-sized farm owner's death tax -- on top of federal estate tax obligations.

Farmland owners are rightly preoccupied with erratic tax rules at the federal level. Where Congress ...

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