Protecting Farmers and the Public
The Attorney General’s Office provides protection to and oversight of agriculture in the state. When grain dealers sold farmers’ grain without paying the farmers, the Attorney General’s Office worked diligently to criminally prosecute the bad actors and seize and sell assets so money could be returned to victims. We recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for farmers who were victims of the Ponzi schemes run by these unscrupulous grain dealers.
The Attorney General's Office fought to prevent the destruction of the Birds Point Levee and to prevent flooding of the Missouri River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We opposed the annual “spring rise” that threatened Missouri levees, small towns and farms.
The Attorney General's Office also protects the public through enforcement of Missouri food safety laws. The Division’s attorneys removed over 14 tons of food products from the market. Those products contained dangerous contaminants, like Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus, that have been known to cause serious illness, miscarriage and death. We kept these dangerous products from reaching the public.