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The ruling slashed the taxable value of 430,000 acres of Yavapai County grassland from $25 per acre to $9.19 per acre.

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Judge sides with ranchers on tax beef

Tuesday night, a group of Yavapai County cattle ranchers may have been toasting with glasses of milk - if not something stronger. A judge's ruling sided with them over a tax beef and cut their grazing-land assessments by more than half.