Farmer faces $2.8 million fine after plowing field

Farmer faces $2.8 million fine after plowing field

Damon Arthur

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A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County. A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields.

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