Tax assessment lowered due to proximity to hog farm

 “The smell is so bad that I can smell it on the hair on my arms when I come in from outside,” Knutson said.

“The smell is so bad that I can smell it on the hair on my arms when I come in from outside,” Knutson said.

Mike Koles, executive director of the Wisconsin Towns Association, said he wasn’t familiar with the case, but if Knutson’s tax assessment was indeed lowered because of the proximity to the hog facility, “it has the potential to open up a can of worms. “We’ve got to look into it a little more, but it has the potential to have broad implications across the state,” Koles said. “I’d be really concerned that we have all these people around farms who are going to make challenges to their assessments.”