Grain handler pleads guilty to stealing $3.2M from Ohio farmers

· July 11, 2018

A Huron County, Ohio man has pleaded guilty this week to multiple charges related to the theft of more than $3 million in grain from 35 Ohio farmers. Richard J. Schwan, 79, of Monroeville, pleaded guilty today to two felony counts of aggravated theft, and one felony count each of attempted aggravated theft, falsification in […]

Kansas corn farmers tell Pruitt they are ‘mad as hell’

· June 13, 2018

Kansas corn and ethanol leaders told Administrator Scott Pruitt Tuesday that his efforts to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are helping Big Oil while hurting rural America. Administrator Pruitt was in the state touring the East Kansas Agri Energy LLC ethanol plant in Garnett. Growers told Administrator Pruitt they were “mad as hell” about […]


Minnesota farmers behind in planting get help from governor

· May 17, 2018

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is providing some much needed relief for Minnesota farmers behind in planting. Governor Dayton has signed an Emergency Executive Order 18-07, to deliver emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers delivering fertilizers in Minnesota. Due to […]

Survey shows Trump treading water in farm country

· March 28, 2018

The farmers and ranchers who helped put Donald Trump into the White House still give him relatively high marks, but there appears to be some erosion in the number who would like to see him re-elected, according to a new Agri-Pulse survey. The nationwide telephonic survey of 750 farmers and ranchers covered a wide variety […]

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