Dairy farm vs. homeland security

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The federal government wants to expand the Morses Line Port of Entry border station at the U.S.-Canadian border in northern Vermont. But to do so, they need some land from the Rainville dairy farm and offered the farm family $39,500.

The farm’s owners say they need the land for hay and corn production and won’t sell. So the Department of Homeland Security says it will have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers use eminent domain to seize the property.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she will hold a public hearing on the matter.

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Source: Associated Press/CattleNetwork

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