November 15, 2019
As the property tax takes a larger share of their incomes — and at a time when many are hurting financially — South Dakota farmers and ranchers are pushing for reform of the state’s system of valuing and taxing their lands.
Farm bankruptcies were up in 2019 after six years of low commodity prices, a trade war and various weather disasters. However, this down cycle is not a repeat of the farm crisis of the 1980s. Michelle Rook looks at how the downturn in the farm economy trickles down to main street. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.