posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of...
posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Two brothers who operated a North Dakota potato farm are accused in federal court of intentionally spoiling potatoes after the 2006 harvest in order to collect disaster payments.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM
Authorities say the ongoing investigation is already the largest such ring uncovered in the country.
posted on February 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM
One lawmaker calls it the worst economic development deal in Iowa history. Supporters say it will create desperately needed jobs and cut the price of fertilizer for farmers.
posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the...
posted on June 18, 2010 at 1:06 PM
ST LOUIS (AP) -- A former Missouri grain dealer already in federal prison for duping roughly 180 farmers out of $27 million has been sentenced to 10 years on state charges in the swindle that landed her the moniker the "Madoff of the Midwest."...
posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM
MARTINSBURG, Mo (AP) -- Farmers hoping to recover money lost in a multimillion-dollar Missouri grain fraud scheme left a Friday administrative hearing sorely disappointed.
posted on May 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM
BISMARCK, N.D (AP) — A man convicted in what prosecutors said was North Dakota's largest farm fraud case has lost another appeal of the government's attempt to collect money from him.
posted on June 16, 2006 at 8:06 PM
Since the days of the dust bowl, crop insurance has been part of the safety net that farmers rely on to survive hard times.