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Corry proposes land rights bill


February 13, 2019

Looking to put better protections in place for farmers and ranchers leasing state trust lands, Rep. Chris Corry has introduced a bill that would change the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) standards when terminating a land lease. Corry, R-Yakima, says the change is necessary to develop trust between the agency and land lessees.

“This is a partnership, and the state needs to hold up their end of the bargain,” says Corry. “When the Department of Natural Resources moves to terminate a land lease, farmers and ranchers often take an ugly financial hit. We need to give them confidence their lease agreements will be honored. My bill helps that relationship-building process,” stated...

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