Because the tax must be paid in cash, and farming families are frequently "land rich but cash poor," families frequently have to sell their land to pay the bill, said Joel Rotz, director of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, which represents 53,000 family farms in the state.
"If land needs to be sold to pay for the tax, succeeding generations will receive farms that are less productive," said Rotz.
April 5, 2012 - Senator Yaw, Representative Tina Pickett and Joel Rotz, State Government Relations Director for the PA Farm Bureau speak with Bill Frazier of Frazier Farms, Sullivan County, following a stream cleaning tour with Secretary of Agriculture George Greig and DEP Secretary Michael Krancer.
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