Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Issues Notice of Warehouse and Grain Dealer Bankruptcy

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 13, 2021) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has been notified that Pipeline Foods, LLC, based in Fridley, Minnesota, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the state of Delaware effective July 8, 2021. Pipeline Foods, LLC holds grain dealer and warehouse licenses in Iowa.

Anyone with outstanding contracts for grain sold to this dealer and/or grain delivered for storage before July 8, 2021, may file a claim with the Iowa Grain Depositors and Sellers Indemnity Fund. Claims must be made in writing and filed with Pipeline Foods, LLC, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Grain Warehouse Bureau, within 120 days (November 5, 2021). 

Claims can be mailed or personally delivered to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Grain Warehouse Bureau, Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50319. Failure to file a claim within 120 days relieves the Iowa Grain Depositors and Sellers Indemnity Fund of its obligation. Failure to make a timely claim against the Iowa Grain Depositors and Sellers Indemnity Fund does not relieve Pipeline Foods, LLC of its liability to the claimant.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Grain Warehouse Bureau regulates and examines the financial solvency of grain dealers and grain warehouse operators to protect Iowa farmers. 

The Grain Warehouse Bureau is responsible for administering the Iowa Grain Depositors and Sellers Indemnity Fund, which was created in 1986 to provide financial protection to farmers with stored grain. The indemnity fund covers farmers with grain on deposit in an Iowa-licensed warehouse and grain sold to a state-licensed grain dealer. In the case of a failure in a state license warehouse or grain dealer, the indemnity fund will pay farmers 90 percent of a loss on grain up to a maximum of $300,000 per claimant.

If claimants have questions, they can contact the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Grain Warehouse Bureau at 515-281-5987.

Notice of Incurrance - Pipeline Foods, LLC

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About the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Led by Secretary Mike Naig, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship serves the rural and urban residents that call Iowa home. Through its 14 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land and enhance water quality for the next generation. Learn more at iowaagriculture.gov.

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