Organic Fraud

USDA officials said they were guarding against organic food fraud. Congress decided they need help.

New regulations on blocking fraudulent “organic” food imports into the U.S. went into effect in late December, as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. America imports organic corn, soybeans, and coffee from 100 different countries—but recently many of those shipments have proven not to be organic. Millions of pounds of “organic” corn and soybeans were […]

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Revoked Midwest farm allegedly sold 150,000 bushels of fake “organic” corn

State agriculture department says if additional buyers had not been contacted, alleged fraudulent sales would not have been uncovered

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Missouri farmer charged in $140M organic grain fraud scheme

A farmer and business owner from Chillicothe, Missouri has pleaded guilty to marketing over $140 million of corn, wheat, and soybeans as organic when at least 90 percent of the crops were non-organic. Randy Constant deceived at least ten customers between 2010 and mid-2017; he recruited three Nebraska farmers into the scheme, who grew crops […]

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