By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city plans to charge its local Anheuser-Busch plant higher rates for power and water, adding tens of thousands of dollars to bills that already total about $1.75 million annually.
Whassup with that?
“When you talk to them, they say we’re not thinking that we’re going to shut the doors but [...]
A Virginia Farm Freedom bill is on a collision course with government officials who are shrinking agricultural lands and cracking down on small producers.Read More →
By Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, a former Secretary of Agriculture in the Bush Administration, isn’t done pushing food safety sequester questions at the country’s current top farm hand.
In his latest letter to Sec. Tom Vilsack, Johanns, who is concerned that the lack of federal funds could result in furloughs for meat and poultry [...]Read More →
A battle between a small farmer and a local government has state lawmakers in the crossfire.Read More →
By Christopher Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE – A state tax break that lawmakers designed to preserve farmland and other green spaces is open to abuse because of spotty reporting and poor record keeping, according to a review of recent state audits.
Property appraisers in four Tennessee counties failed to notice that many properties subject to the [...]