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Monsanto pulls Pima property tax proposal, preserves trade zone plan

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The topic of Monsanto building a greenhouse in Pima County near Marana has caused quite a stir.

By Dylan Smith | TucsonSentinel.com

Dodging a potential thorn in the side of a federal Foreign Trade Zone application for a planned Marana greenhouse, controversial agi-biz giant Monsanto has withdrawn a proposal to pay Pima County less in property taxes while backing the FTZ bid.

The company informed county officials Wednesday of their move, and told reporters that Monsanto is still “dedicated” to building the greenhouse.

In effect, Monsanto has eliminated a potential stumbling block and stymied opponents of the company who have attempted to rally public opinion against Pima County issuing a “letter of no objection” to the FTZ.

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