USDA: Langford man didn't pay for $4M of cattle in timely fashion


By Shannon Marvel, Aberdeen News (SD) 

Aug 9, 2019


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a complaint against a Langford man for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act.


USDA claims that Keith Jensen, who operates Keith Jensen Livestock, failed to pay for 2,210 head of livestock in a timely matter from Sept. 11, 2014, to Feb. 12, 2015, according to a news release from USDA.


The late payments totaled $4.07 million, according to the release.


Failure to pay for livestock purchases by the close of the first business day following the purchase and transfer of possession is a violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act.


Keith Jensen Livestock has 20 calendar days following receipt of the complaint to respond to the USDA...