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Rutherford Dust Society to Host Town Hall Meeting Regarding New Legislation and Tax Information for Growers and Ranchers

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Rutherford Dust SocietyRUTHERFORD, CA – The Rutherford Dust Society will hold a town hall meeting on October 13th, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm at the Rutherford Grange. The meeting, which is open to the entire Napa Valley community, will begin with a wine and cheese reception, followed by a presentation from Randy Skidmore, Conservation Project Manager of Napa Land Trust. Mr. Skidmore will focus on new legislation that introduces substantial income tax deductions for ranchers and farmers who give conservation easements to organizations like the Land Trust.

“The Land Trust has worked successfully with a number of Rutherford Dust Society members to protect some of the most historic vineyards in the Napa Valley,” said keynote speaker Randy Skidmore. “We view further agricultural protection as a priority, and want to bring the news of some new enhanced tax incentives, and other tools, to Society members in order to help them explore lasting protection of this important viticultural area.”

The meeting will also include a summary of new developments and projects from the Land Trust which reveal less conventional ways of protecting land, as well as updates on the Rutherford Dust Society and the 100th Anniversary of the Rutherford Grange.

To RSVP please send an email to [email protected] by Monday, October 11th, although drop-in attendance is also welcome.

About Rutherford Dust Society

The Rutherford Appellation is located in the historic heart of the Napa Valley. It is known world-wide for its signature “Rutherford dust”, a term used to reflect its terroir, its deep connection to the soil in the vineyards, the wine and the wineries of Rutherford. In collaboration with its grower and vintner members, RDS focuses on helping wine consumers, trade and media discover the celebrated Rutherford terroir, while promoting highest quality standards for grape growing and winemaking in the region. For more information about the Rutherford Appellation and the Rutherford Dust Society, please go to www.rutherforddustsociety.org.

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