Kansas farmers finally paid $400,000 as part of settlement

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Kansas farmers have finally received payment for grain they sold to a Louisiana-based grain marketing farm. Some of them have waited for well over a decade.

The group of Southeast Kansas has received a total of $400,000 under the settlement reached between the Kansas Attorney General’s office and CGB Diversified Services, Inc. The A.G.’s office had sued the company for alleged violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Under the agreement, CGB did not admit any wrongdoing.

“Kansas farmers work hard every day and deserve to be treated fairly,” Schmidt said. “After years of work, this settlement was able to return to this group of farmers some of the money they were owed.”

According to A.G. Derek Schmidt’s office, the allegations stemmed from the sale of grain by 15 farmers in Cherokee, Crawford, and Montgomery counties. The farmers claim they did not receive payment for grain they sold CGB between 2003 and 2006. The attorney general’s investigation has been ongoing since 2007. Payments were distributed to the affected farmers earlier this week from the agreement reached in May.

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