The federal government seeks to foreclose on a defunct Central Oregon nursery and sell off the property.
The government has filed a lawsuit against Cascade Greenhouses in Madras, Ore., on behalf of the USDA's Farm Service Agency, which loaned the company $300,000, according to court documents.
The complaint asks a federal court to turn the nursery over to the U.S. Marshals Service, which would then auction the property.
Cascade Greenhouses was liquidated last year as part of a bankruptcy proceeding filed by its owners, John and Judy Crisp, according to court documents.
The company owed $1.3 million at the time of bankruptcy, with the nursery serving as collateral for a $300,000 loan from USDA.
However, the property's value was listed as $130,000, according to the bankruptcy filing.
-- Mateusz Perkowski