MINNEAPOLIS (LEARFIELD) — A farmer from southwest Minnesota’s Cottonwood County is facing federal charges for selling more than 64 million dollars in non-G-M-O grains falsely labeled as organic.
The U-S Attorney’s Office says 64-year-old James Wolf of Jeffers was indicted on three counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors say Wolf repeatedly purchased non-organic corn and soybeans from a grain seller and resold it as organic product from 2014 through 2020.
He’s also accused of growing conventionally farmed crops using chemical fertilizers and pesticides in violation of organic farming standards.
Wolf’s first court hearing is July 22nd.