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August 09, 2018 | Lincoln Journal Star

Axtell, NE, Grain Dealer Fined $10K

Roberts Seed Inc. was operating without a license

Axtell, NE, Grain Dealer Fined $10K
Photo: Roberts Seed

The Nebraska Public Service Commission on Tuesday levied a $10,000 fine against a Nebraska seed business, reports the Lincoln Journal Star.

The PSC also prohibited Roberts Seed Inc., Axtell, NE, from engaging in any grain dealer activities without first obtaining a proper license to do so.

Tuesday's decision comes after a June hearing during which representatives of Roberts Seed were required to show cause as to why the company should not be assessed civil penalties for operating as a grain dealer without a license. 

During that hearing, evidence was presented indicating the company committed 25 violations when it operated as an unlicensed grain dealer.

A representative from Roberts Seed admitted to operating as a grain dealer without a license and apologized to the PSC for its actions.

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