February 24, 2010

Department of Agriculture Takes Action in Vernon County to Protect Farmers and Grain Sellers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has suspended the grain dealer's license of Prairie Pride, Inc., Deerfield, Mo., after discussions with the board of directors and management. This action prohibits them from engaging in any grain-related business transactions until further notice. In addition, the Department of Agriculture petitioned the Circuit Court of Vernon County to seize the grain and grain-related assets of Prairie Pride, Inc.

The Department of Agriculture's Grain Regulatory Services program is currently conducting an audit and is working with Prairie Pride, Inc. to expedite payments to farmers and grain dealers as applicable. For more information on grain-related issues, contact Grain Regulatory Services at (573) 751-4112.