Workers don't have protections. Companies don't withhold taxes. Regulators don't seem to care. McClatchy reporters spent a year unraveling the scheme, using little-noticed payroll records that show how widespread this practice has become and what it costs us. Find the full series here.
The value of Kansas agricultural real estate, which includes all land and buildings, has increased an average of 17 percent, or $310 per acre, over the past year, to $2,050 per acre, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.