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Minnesota Farmer Indicted For Grain Fraud

James Clayton Wolf, a grain farmer in Jeffers, Minnesota, allegedly committed fraud by selling non-GMO corn and soybean crops as organic grain crops. From 2014 to 2020, Wolf bought nonorganic grain from a licensed seller and resold it as his own organic crop, according to a Department of Justice filing. The alleged scammer pocketed $46 million. In addition, he grew crops treated with chemical fertilizers and pesticides to later sell as organic grains. Even after his National Organics Program certification was revoked in 2020, Wolf continued to sell under false pretenses with the aid of an unidentified associate. Wolf has been charged with three counts of felony wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison. He denies any wrongdoing and “seeks vindication,” according to his attorney. Read more HERE.

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