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December 28, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based at St. Thomas, N.D., says he has no plans of quitting farming, despite false rumors. He's endured rumors of financial collapse and even that he'd committed suicide. Photo taken Oct. 10, 2016, near St. Thomas, N.D. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Trevor Peterson)
Judge approves McM Inc. farm bankruptcy payout of $9.1 million to secured creditors
December 28, 2017 - 6:44pm
September 29, 2017
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St. Thomas farmer McMartin discloses financials
September 29, 2017 - 11:17pm
September 20, 2017
Potato and high-value crop farmer Ron McMartin Jr., of St. Thomas, N.D., on Sept. 11, 2017, filed individual Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, in addition to his McM Inc’s Chapter 7 farm bankruptcy filing from last February. The first creditor's meeting is scheduled in late October. (Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service)
Seven months after ND farm giant McM filed for bankruptcy, its president files personal bankruptcy
September 20, 2017 - 8:28pm
August 30, 2017
Doug Murch (right) a Fargo lawyer representing BMO Harris Bank of Chicago, is present for bidding at the McM Inc., in a Manvel, N.D., lot on Aug. 30. Prices for potato equipment were fair to “light” while the farm’s livestock equipment sales were strong. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Bankrupt North Dakota farm giant McM sells off equipment collateral
August 30, 2017 - 7:35pm
August 14, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based at St. Thomas, N.D., says he has no plans of quitting farming, despite false rumors. He's endured rumors of financial collapse and even that he'd committed suicide. Photo taken Oct. 10, 2016, near St. Thomas, N.D. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Trevor Peterson)
Minn. lawyer appointed to gather assets in McMartin bankruptcy case
August 14, 2017 - 4:26pm
May 15, 2017
This 1961 photo includes top row from left:  Siblings Albert "Bert" Johnson; sister,  Nomia,  Hilton Johnson, and front (from left)  Lyle Johnson, and their parents Annie and  Russel Johnson. The Johnsons and their various entities would go on to cut a huge swath in the farming and business history of the northern Red River Valley region, centered at Walhalla, N.D. Photo courtesy of  the Johnson family of Walhalla.
Family roots: Johnson family cut wide swath in ag, business
May 15, 2017 - 7:59am
May 8, 2017
Kenny Johnson and his cousin, Al Johnson, have started Elkhorn Farms, a 20,000-acre farming venture based in an old bank building in the business district of  Walhalla, N.D. Mikkel Pates/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Meet Elkhorn Farms: Landlords formed it to farm 20K acres from McM Inc.
May 8, 2017 - 6:37am
April 9, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based at St. Thomas, N.D., Forum News Service file photo
Huge ND farm's trustee to manage calving, corn harvest in bankruptcy case
April 9, 2017 - 11:11pm
March 27, 2017
Pates: Juggernaut McM Inc. farm ends in epic fail
March 27, 2017 - 12:40pm
March 17, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., of Grand Forks, N.D., and his lawyer Jon Brakke, Fargo, emerge from the federal courthouse in Grand Forks on Thursday, March 16, 2017. McM, Inc., McMartin's 39,000-acre farm based in St. Thomas, N.D., filed for Chapter 7 liquidation on Feb. 10 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Fargo. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Creditors in farm bankruptcy case meet to question McM owner
March 17, 2017 - 2:47pm
March 10, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based at St. Thomas, N.D., says he has no plans of quitting farming, despite false rumors. He's endured rumors of financial collapse and even that he'd committed suicide. Photo taken Oct. 10, 2016, near St. Thomas, N.D. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Serviceplay button
McM lists $49.7 million in debts, $10.3 million in assets as it files bankruptcy
March 10, 2017 - 9:17pm
February 15, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based in St. Thomas, N.D. Photo taken Oct. 10, 2016. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Serviceplay button
North Dakota farm giant McM files for bankruptcy
February 15, 2017 - 1:05pm