Property assessment in the Rural Municipality of Morris has increased by an average of 12 per cent.
Total assessment has risen from $325 million to $365 million, with much of that increase coming from farmland, according to reeve Ralph Groening.
"70 per cent of that $365 million is farmland, 23 per cent is residential and it may surprise people to know that only 6 per cent of our total assessment is commercial/industrial."
Groening says the new reassessment numbers have generated a number of calls from local producers with questions about the impact to their taxes.
"We have questions, more typically, from farmers as to why the difference. In short the answer is because the municipality's predominant assessment is farmland, so when there is an increase in that assessment the tax load, unfortunately, is transferred over to farmer and farmland owners."
The reassessment process was carried out last year, and the new values will be applied in the 2018 tax year.