Minnesota Farmers Face Charges for Claiming to be Organic

Minnesota farmer James Wolf will not have his farm equipment returned to him for the 2023 growing season after a federal judge on Thursday denied a motion in an ongoing organic crops conspiracy case.

Wolf was indicted by a grand jury last year on three counts of wire fraud as a result of an alleged conspiracy to falsely sell $46 million in non-GMO corn and soybeans as organic.

Twelve pieces of Wolf’s farm implements were seized by federal authorities as part of the investigation.

On Friday, Wolf’s attorneys announced they were planning an appeal, according to a notice posted with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Also indicted in January, was Olson Seed owner and operator Adam Olson of Minnesota.

Olson now is named along with Wolf in the new indictment.


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