Divernon http://wuis.org en Central Illinois Farm Owners Settle U-S Subsidy Allegations http://wuis.org/post/central-illinois-farm-owners-settle-u-s-subsidy-allegations <p></p><p>The Department of Justice says a central Illinois farming business has paid $5.3 million to settle allegations it used fake partnerships to avoid limits on federal subsidies its owners could receive. &nbsp;</p><p>The department said Wednesday that Dowson Farms of Divernon has agreed to the out-of-court settlement but the terms do not include an admission of guilt. Divernon is about 15 miles south of Springfield. &nbsp;<br />A message left at Dowson Farms' office seeking comment was not immediately returned. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:28:04 +0000 Associated Press 17912 at http://wuis.org Central Illinois Farm Owners Settle U-S Subsidy Allegations