Second Minnesota Farmer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A second Minnesota man involved in an alleged organic crops conspiracy has pleaded guilty to making a false statement and could spend up to 14 months in jail.

That’s according to a plea agreement filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

In addition, Adam Olson, owner and operator of Olson Seed in Windom, Minnesota, would have a Jan. 11, 2023, indictment against him dropped as part of the agreement with prosecutors.

Minnesota farmer James Wolf pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud earlier in May for his role in a scheme to falsely sell 46 million dollars in non-GMO corn and soybeans as organic.

According to Olson’s plea agreement he admits that he misrepresented the extent of his involvement in Wolf’s farming operation when Olson applied for crop insurance in April 2020 for organic crops farmed by Wolf.

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