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PSC Revokes Pipeline Foods, LLC Grain Dealer License Assesses Civil Penalty

For Immediate Release

                           ASSESSES CIVIL PENALTY


Lincoln, September 28, 2021 – The Nebraska Public Service Commission
(PSC) has issued an Order (GDC-445/GD-3022) immediately revoking the
Nebraska Grain Dealer License of Pipeline Foods, LLC, of Minneapolis, MN.,
and assessing a civil penalty of $22,000.

“Pipeline Foods left us no choice but to revoke its license,” said Commission
Chair Dan Watermeier. “The company’s total lack of participation in the
complaint process and subsequent hearing shows complete disregard for the
laws and regulations of the state of Nebraska.”

Per the Order (GDC-445/GD-3022) Pipeline Foods, LLC must immediately
cease all grain dealer operations in Nebraska. As such the company may
not undertake any action that would classify it as a grain dealer, including,
but not limited to buying grain from Nebraska producers/sellers with the
intent to sell the purchased grain.

On August 5, the PSC Grain Department filed a complaint against Pipeline
Foods, LLC for failure to include specific “Warning to Seller” language in
violation of the Grain Dealer Act (Neb. Rev. Stat § 75-901). An Order
temporarily suspending the company’s grain dealer license was issued on
August 10. A hearing on the complaint was held on September 21. Pipeline
Foods failed to respond to the Commission regarding any of the proceedings
against it.

Pipeline Foods has 30 days to appeal the Commission’s Order. ###

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

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