The government will introduce legislation to ensure that farmland is not taxed locally, the minister of agriculture said on Friday. Some 120,000 signatories, including the minister, have joined a petition against a land tax introduced in Hódmezővásárhely, southern Hungary, launched by farmer associations. “If the dollar-left introduces land tax in a town, then it will be ready to introduce it in any other left-wing town, threatening the interests of Hungarians farmers and the Hungarian farm sector,” István Nagy said in a statement. He said the coronavirus pandemic, a massive draught and damaging Brussels sanctions had placed huge burdens on farmers. The government is on the side of Hungarian farmers when it comes to taxes on land, and opposes all such local taxes, he added.