FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Illinois Farm Settles Case
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jan 30, 2014 04:05 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) --- A central Illinois farm family has agreed to pay $5.364 million in an out-of-court settlement with the federal government, which alleged the family had manipulated statutory caps on farm-program payments from 2002 through 2008.

The family at the center of the case said they settled with the federal government to end a relentless investigation even though they worked on their farm's business structure with agricultural attorneys and consulted USDA employees.

The federal government had alleged that Dowson Farms of Divernon, Ill., violated the False Claims Act by creating "sham entities," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Canada: New Train Safety Rules
Deere: You Own Your Tractor
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
View From the Cab
Minding Ag's Business
Klinefelter: By the Numbers