Franklin County farmers still fighting to save their land

Franklin County farmers still fighting to save their land
PASCO, Wash. - Action news continues to cover the fight between Franklin County farmers and the government over a flower.

Farmers got the chance to have their voices heard. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted three meetings, geared at getting more information before making a final decision.

Farmers are trying to stop portions of their land from being taken away since it's considered habitat to a plant that's on the endangered list.

The public comment period will last for a few months, but it doesn't mean they'll keep their land.

Ken Berg, manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife said, "Those conversations I think really helped eliminate some of the confusion and those land owners now know the kind of information we need that will really influence us making a final decision."

That deadline to take over the land was pushed back six months.