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Farmland protection program turns into penny ante game

Jun 18, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
California cities and counties that get state aid to offset lower property taxes for certain landowners see their compensation drop, in some cases to mere cents.

Orange County and the city of Camarillo will each receive one cent, Los Angeles County will waltz off with $1.14 and Fresno County will strike it not quite rich with $150.45. State payments for a once-flourishing farmland protection program are on the way — and the only good thing that some officials have to say about them is that at least they're not IOUs.

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