Skip to comments.Mayor: Poor TN farming community will suffer if feds buy up land
Posted on 11/10/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by george76
Tennessees second poorest county will suffer even more if the federal government buys 120,000 acres of land in that area, near Memphis, all for the stated purpose of wildlife preservation, said that countys mayor.
Lauderdale County Mayor Rod Schuh told Tennessee Watchdog Friday that his county, while poor, relies on farming and agriculture as the primary drivers of its economy.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlifes plan to expand the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, assuming it buys out as many properties as it can, will rob the county of its most valuable commodity, Schuh said.
Primarily, almost 60 percent of the land that the government wants to preserve is prime farm ground.
The federal government already owns more than 60,000 acres in Lauderdale County. The 120,000 acres that the feds want to purchase encompass Lauderdale County, as well as land in Tipton, Haywood and Dyer counties.
Schuh said the federal government doesnt pay proper tax levies on the land it does own in his county. Furthermore, Schoh said the feds dont plant quality trees on the land they own, especially trees that are good for future lumber needs.
(Excerpt) Read more at watchdog.org ...
That would be a big fat NO especially if the land
is currently in agricultural production or even if
it could be. If anything, the government should
be selling off land. We sure as hell can’t afford
to spend money on this stuff.
What a racket. Gov’t uses taxpayer money to deprive citizens use and access to formerly private property.
The fed pays “Payments in lieu of taxes” but they are notoriously behind in their assessment when property rates go up. When they go down, they are pretty quick about cutting their assessed value, so the ratchet works against the local government both ways.
When your broke what do you do? Buy more land of coarse.
Just when you thought it was bad enough to live near Memphis....
You might if you had a license to print money.
Mayor Schuh needs to shut up and eat his peas.
Shuuush!..its called collateral in the pawn industry....You need more money?...What do u have to hawk?....Land?...ok...10 cents on the dollar...Lets see if the deal goes thru.../s
“Just when you thought it was bad enough to live near Memphis.”
Yes, poor west Tennessee has become the pits.
I was born in Memphis, back when it was a fine city.
It had the nations best water, best fire department, always voted nations quietest and cleanest city.
When the blacks hit 60%, they took over and destroyed most all that was good. Poor old king Cotton died back in the 80s to 90s.
Time for the GOP and Tea Party to start doing their “thang” and recruit these people for conservatism.
Isn’t nutcase Rep. Steven Cohen from Tennessee? The perfect example of how a mentally deranged white leftist wacko-job can get elected in the South.
Tennessee is the “Volunteer State” but Cohen’s election makes it the should be “Voluntarily Committed” state.
good to see you are still posting
I wonder what shale formation lays underneath this county.
Here is what this is about: 50% of the land- off limits to humans- The UN’s Wildlands Project. http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/images/wildlands_map.jpg
Here is how its accomplished: http://www.takingliberty.us/
MEMPHIS IS STILL A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE CHILDREN. WE JUST DO IT DIFFERENTLY THAN WE USED TO. I REALLY WISH THAT YOU WOULD QUIT BASHING OUR TOWN, MR. EX-PAT.
Steve Cohen represents a very small part of Tn.
“MEMPHIS IS STILL A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE CHILDREN.”
You must work for the Chamber of Commerce, haha.
I know it still has some fine qualities, but it is nothing like the city that I grew up in, and it has lost much of its great distinctions. From what my friends still living there tell me, I would no longer recommend it for raising a family.
Have you seen she statistics?
“The city violent crime rate for Memphis in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 281.88% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the national property crime rate average by 112.63%.”
My daughter, single, owns a home in midtown, and my next door neighbors from here in the Philippines, Philippine wife/American husband, just visited her yesterday.
If Memphis is so bad, why is your child still living here? Maybe she should spread out into the burbs and see how the average Memphian lives.
I did not mean to imply that it is a disaster, or cesspool, but it has declined considerably since the black population went from 40% to 60%.
Yes, I am sure that the upscale entertainment areas such as Overton Square and Cooper-Young are prospering, but I fear that the overall quality of life there will continue to decline as more of the white population retreats to suburban towns, but that is true for many cities, such as Atlanta, which thrives only because it is landlocked by suburban municipalities. Atlanta proper has less then 500,000 population.
By the way, is it true that the great MLG&W was broken up and sold off to companies outside of the state? That would be sad, as it was considered to be as good as any in the country.
What happened to the National Firefighters Convention?
Remember, I flew out for the last time in Jan. of 2009
“MLGW is still owned by the City of Memphis. At one time Hernendon wanted to sell parts off, but that didn’t fly. “
That is good to hear. The MLGW is one of the crown jewels.