Environmental group sues over LBL farm subsidies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An environmental group is suing a pair of
Kentucky farmers over subsidies they received for growing corn and
soybeans during a two-year period in Land Between the Lakes
National Recreation Area in western Kentucky.
Oregon-based Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
wants a judge to order farmers Kerry Underhill of Cadiz and Bobby
Cunningham of Murray to pay between $5,500 and $11,000 per day for
each day they received subsidies for farming the land without a
valid lease from the U.S. Forest Service.
At issue is whether the farmers should have been eligible for
subsidies between Jan. 1, 2008 and March 19, 2010. The
environmental organization said the two had leases with the
National Wild Turkey Federation, not the government.
Attempts to reach Underhill and Cunningham were unsuccessful
Monday morning.


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