ND Sunflower Farmers Say MN Company Owes Money

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota farmers say a Minnesota-based company owes them money for sunflower seeds.

Agweek reports that the North Dakota Public Service Commission is asking a court to declare Mitchell Feeds Inc. insolvent and appoint the PSC as trustee. Regulators then could start administering a $70,000 bond taken out by the company through Western Surety Co. of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Judge Donald Jorgenson has granted a temporary order that prevents Mitchell Feeds from selling or transferring assets until he decides on the trustee issue. A telephone call to the company on Tuesday was not answered.

At least a dozen claims have been filed so far against Mitchell Feeds, which is based in Hendrum, Minn., and has an office in the southeast North Dakota town of Horace.

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  • Jack Beanstaak

    North Duhkota? I’m thinking we could talk them into accepting some magic beans as payment. Aren’t they the ones sending us all the dirty coal mercury so they can make money off of Minnesota’s power use? Didn’t make a big headline last week when the MN legislature approved the plan. And from what I’ve heard the seeds were bunk, none of them germinated.

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