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Financial woes continue for Farmers Grain owner

By Les Zaitz
The Enterprise
VALE – The financial vise continues to squeeze Vale farmer Galen Jantz.
A receiver has taken over his personal farm holdings in Malheur County, including 230 head of cattle and 700 acres growing corn.
A temporary conservator has been appointed to take over managing what’s left of his financial resources.
And creditors will meet next week in Boise to consider what to do with the financial wreckage of Farmers Grain, the Nyssa grain brokerage now being liquidated.
A full account of the collapse and Jantz’s role in it remains elusive, with relatives saying the details may all come out in court proceedings in the weeks and months ahead.
Jantz himself is under the care of a therapist, and now lives at an undisclosed location in Wisconsin, according to court filings.
“He recognizes there were mistakes made along the way,” said his brother . . .