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Livestock farmers in Tennessee to save money if water tax exemption is implemented


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A potential new tax exemption could save Tennessee livestock farmers thousand on water bills.


According to NewsChannel5, the exemption is on a 7% tax and passed the state house.


Dale Barnett, Executive Director for the Tennessee Poultry Association said:

"In Tennessee we have about 520 farmers, we call them growers, that raise chickens for the companies. We have about 1560 companies in the state. We estimate about halfway of those are on metered water, utility water.
"For the average farmer, average grower, this represents about a $430 tax savings that this will mean to them per house. The average poultry farm has about 4 houses in Tennessee."


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