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Farm scams cheat insurers and U.S. taxpayers out of millions

Feb 5, 2011 9:37:05 PM- latimes.com
Perpetrators falsely claim weather or insects destroyed their crops and cash in on a government-backed insurance program. Some don't bother planting at all. Others sell their harvests in secret.

The federal investigator took the witness stand and described the crime scene: a sprawling field clogged with boulders, native grasses and knee-high sagebrush.

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