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PSC Moves Forward WIth Complaint Against Organic Grain Dealer

PSC Moves Forward With Complaint Against Organic Grain Dealer


 PSC Moves Forward With Complaint Against Organic Grain Dealer

Lincoln, February 19, 2020 –The Nebraska Public Service
Commission (PSC) today, Wednesday, February 19, voted to move
forward with a Complaint requiring Organic Producers Iowa
Nebraska South Dakota (OPINS) Cooperative of North Bend to
cease and desist all operations as a Grain Dealer in Nebraska.

In August 2019, OPINS Cooperative filed a renewal application for a
Grain Dealers license, but failed to comply with Nebraska Revised
Statute §75-903 or Commission Rules and Regulations.As a result,
the Grain Dealer license for OPINS Cooperative was allowed to expire
as of October 1, 2019.

In December 2019, the Cooperative management received additional
correspondence from the PSC informing them they no longer held a
Grain Dealer license. In January 2020, PSC Grain Department
examiners visited the North Bend facility and reviewed company
records indicating grain purchases had been made without an active
Grain Dealer License.

A formal complaint will be opened and an Order setting a hearing
date for OPINS Cooperative will be issued at a later time. Once a
hearing is set, the Cooperative will be required to show cause as
to why it should not be assessed civil penalties for operating as a
Grain Dealer without a license. ###

Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.
(402) 471-0226

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