Richard Ruddick
He was an heir as a result of death and had to sell half of the farmland to come up with enough money to pay the estate tax. There was no feasible way that our farming children could pay the estate taxes that would be due and have the ability to continue to farm. The estate tax/death tax demised their family farming company.

Location: Ukiah, CA
Business: Larho Ruddick Ranch

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