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Aaron and Derek Johnson

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Jury gets Johnson crop insurance case
The credibility of a convicted felon will be key in a jury’s decision on whether Aaron and Derek Johnson, two third-generation potato farmers who operated out of Northwood, N.D., are guilty of intentionally destroying some of their crops in order to get unfair gains in crop insurance and federal disaster payments.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aaron Johnson files appeal notice in crop insurance fraud conviction
Both of the potato-growing brothers from Northwood, N.D., convicted of federal crop insurance fraud have submitted to the Cass County Jail in Fargo and are waiting to be transferred to a federal prison, probably in Duluth, Minn.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 nothing more than out-of-state land grab
The recent commercials supporting Measure 5 are a joke. I don’t know how they managed to get a farmer to speak in favor of this out-of-state land grab, but I guarantee Dick Monson doesn’t represent the vast majority of farmers and ranchers who are against Measure 5.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought monitor: The very dry conditions continue
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor is in, and much of the region continues to experience very dry conditions. Much of eastern North Dakota and Minnesota are in the Moderate Drought category, with the rest of the region experiencing abnormally dry conditions.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Celebrate National Ag Day
For more than 40 years, we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world, with each one helping feed more than 144 people.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Weather Talk: In US, twisters can occur anywhere, in any month
Summertime is when we think about tornado season in the Northern Plains. In our area, tornadoes have occurred in April, September and even October. Most tornadoes around here occur during the months of May, June, July and August.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Taxpayers pay for Northwood farming defense
FARGO, N.D. — Whether Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., wishes to appeal his conviction of crop insurance fraud or not, he’ll have a new lead lawyer, courtesy of the taxpayers.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Jury finds ND potato farmers guilty in crop insurance fraud case
A federal jury in Fargo found Northwood, N.D., potato farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of all felony counts of crop insurance fraud brought against them.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Opening statements begin in federal insurance fraud case
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers trial underway
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Jury seated in Johnsons spud insurance case
FARGO, N.D. - The federal crop insurance fraud case against Aaron Scott Johnson, his brother Derek Johnson and their Johnson Potato Co. of Northwood, N.D., started Dec. 1 in Fargo, but the first day was entirely taken up by the jury selection process.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND seed spud insurance trial delayed to Dec. 1
The federal trial for farming brothers Aaron Scott Johnson and Derek Martin Johnson of Northwood, N.D., has been delayed to Dec. 1. The Johnsons are accused of adding chemicals to potato seed production to fraudulently receive crop insurance compensation.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CRP signup begins
Though it’s been overshadowed by the late planting season, another Conservation Reserve Program signup began June 9. It’s too early to assess how popular this year’s signup will be, says Aaron Krauter, executive director of the North Dakota office of the Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers ask for leniency in insurance fraud sentencing
FARGO, N.D. -- Two North Dakota farming brothers convicted of crop insurance fraud are asking a federal judge for leniency based on character and family responsibilities, while federal lawyers are asking for the maximum sentences.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Anger of US farmers threatens Pacific trade pact
U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill program options in ND
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Decision time nears on murky farm bill safety-net options
Jason Mewes has done his homework. He’s collected statistics, made assumptions, performed calculations and come to a few conclusions. Now, he’s getting ready to visit his county Farm Service Agency office to sign up for key safety-net options in the new federal farm bill.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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The deadline for farmers to choose a farm bill safety-net program has passed
U.S. farmers and the Farm Service Agency are now two-thirds of the way through a process that could play a huge role in producers’ bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - - News

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