Kansas farmers are getting ready to bring in the wheat harvest, they are again being targeted to help make up Topeka’s budget woes reports Amy Bickel for Kansas Agland.
There’s a proposed $3 excise tax on all land- agricultural, residential, and commercial. The bill is proposed by Sen Jeff Melcher- R-Leawood.
Melcher told The News this week that farmers have had it good for too many years, and he wants them to be on a level playing field.
If it’s approved the bill would generate about $150 million according to Melcher.
Homeowners with one acre of land or less would pay $3 more in taxes. A farmer with 1,000 acres would pay $3,000 more.
Kansas lawmakers are working to fix a projected budget shortfall of more than $550 million in the coming fiscal year.