Tompkins approves $640k tax abatement for Cargill mine

On Thursday, the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) voted 6-1 in favor of a $640,000 sales tax abatement for the Cargill salt mine. Cargill had asked for the abatement to help fund a new mine $32 million shaft. Cargill says that without the shaft, it would have to cease operations within a decade.

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