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Minnesota Department of Agriculture invites bond claims on Anderson Seed

The State of Minnesota has taken action on Anderson Seed of Mentor, Minn., according to officials, and posted this notice this morning. The company's Durbin, N.D., receiving station is pictured above:

NOTICE. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has received claims against the grain buyers bond of Anderson Seed Company Inc., 16774 300th Street SE, Mentor, MN. Persons who have sold grain to this firm and have not been paid should contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 651-201-6011 or to obtain forms on which to file a claim. Claims must be received by June 5, 2012. Claim forms should be sent to: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Attn: Grain Licensing, 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Decision of disbursements of valid bond claims will be made by June 19, 2012.

Anderson Seed had operations in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Assets of the sunflower seed brokerage and processing company were sold to Legumex Walker of Winnipeg. The same Canadian company purchased St. Hilaire Seed, also of Mentor, a major dry edible bean company in the region. Both companies had been owned by the Ron Anderson family.