Feedyard Owner Speaks to the Harshness of the Lethbridge County Infrastructure Tax

Lethbridge County unanimously passed its new infrastructure tax on Thursday. It will no doubt increase the tax load for livestock producers in the county.

Kasko Cattle Co. is a family-owned operation that runs a pair of feedyards and also farms in the county, so I called Ryan Kasko to discuss the new tax and how it will impact livestock producers, farmers and the economy of the county. Ryan shares how he feels about the possible impact of this tax, whether as a feedyard owner do he feels that paying more tax for infrastructure is justified, and whether there’s a better way for the county to increase revenue than this tax:

Related: Livestock Producers Could Bear the Brunt of a 25% Tax Increase in Lethbridge County