Wrong. You live in your momma and daddy's house. remember the 7 generations part ? I estimate the "taxes" on a 112 acre "farm to be around 1000.00 or probably less. The FARM, NOT the house. So you are confusing me, you are a farmer who makes less than 1000 per year ? That's a friggin hobby, dude. But you do it on a "farm" that probably appraises at 900K-1.3 mill? Please look deep into my eyes and doublecheck to see if I give a rats ass.Wrong. I own the house and property on which I live. My parents actually live with me. I use the little bit of money generated from our small farm to help pay land taxes, property insurance, and my parents medical bills. I also work a regular job as well to pay the other bills and try to have a decent life as I take care of my folks. So don't come on here and make lofty assumptions about folks, cause you aren't always right. There are plenty of people in this county who aren't lazy and actually do a bit of work instead of looking for a handout from hardworking folk.
Actually I do, I am just playin devils advocate, so y'all can come up with BELIEVABLE reasons why they shouldn't take your farms. Because y'all ain't doing to good of a job if my ignorant ass can pick it apart.
Personally, if those of you who can actually prove you are even attempting to run a successful "farming" business. I am sorry if you are "sitting on a gold mine", twiddling your thumbs, taking discounts you don't deserve. Pay a fairer tax and I will back you 100%. But get a better story because you can't take protection for something you claim as worthless or non-profit producing. And for the, I predict 10% of actual farmers, I hate that you are taking heat for all the moochers. I do feel you are fixing to get screwed, because when they discount the non-actual farmers, you are going to be a severe minority.
As far as the argument of multiple generations on the land, taking advantage of the tax break, one comparison may be with the tennants of a "famous community " in chicago. They too felt diplaced when they were "forced" to move from their homeplace's of several generations. What was the name of that community ?
"They lamented the uprooting and scattering of that community, and worried about what would become of the residents who were being moved out of the old buildings to make way for new development." Now what was the name of that community ?
Anybody know ?