Pasco farmers accused of conspiracy to go to trial next year

<p>Tri-Cities Produce, Inc.</p>

Tri-Cities Produce, Inc.

The federal trial of four Pasco farmers accused of stealing nearly $10 million from the U.S. Government is delayed until next year.

Lynn Olsen, Mark Peterson, Jeffrey Gordon and Blake Bennet were scheduled to go to trial today in federal court in Richland.

But their trial was pushed back to April.

The farmers are accused of creating false insurance claims for their crops.

They face one count of conspiracy, nine counts of false application and one count of mail fraud.