Lincoln, May 15, 2018– The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) today, Tuesday, May 15, issued an Order and a Complaint requiring Roberts Seed, Inc., of Axtell to cease and desist all operations as a Grain Dealer in Nebraska. The cease and desist Order takes effect immediately.
On April 21, 2017, Roberts Seed, Inc., filed an application for a Grain Dealers license, but failed to comply with Nebraska Revised Statute §75-903 or Commission Rules and Regulations and has subsequently been operating as an unlicensed Grain Dealer.
From April of 2017 through May 10, 2018, the PSC Grain Department made numerous attempts to work with the company to complete the application process. Each time, company representatives indicated they would provide information, but then failed to provide all of the necessary documentation.
The Order sets a hearing date of June18, at 11:00 a.m. at the Minden City Hall. At that time, Roberts Seed, Inc. 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. The company could also face criminal penalties