February 21, 2020 | Lincoln Journal Star
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PSC: Co-op Bought Grain Without License

OPINS Cooperative of North Bend, NE, has expired license

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A co-op has been accused of operating as a grain dealer without a license in North Bend, NE, reports the Lincoln Journal Star.

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) announced this week that it is moving forward with a cease-and-desist order against the Organic Producers Iowa Nebraska South Dakota (OPINS) Cooperative of North Bend.

According to a news release, the co-op applied in August to renew its grain dealers license but did not meet compliance standards. As a result, its license expired Oct. 1, but the co-op apparently continued to purchase grain.

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