(Washburn, ND) — A Washburn-area farmer has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a crop insurance fraud case. Officials say 59-year-old Kent Pfaff reportedly provided false information to crop insurance companies and to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to receive increased payments. This type of fraud scheme is known as shifting production. Plaff was indicted in March of 2022 and initially pleaded not guilty but changed his plea to guilty on December 20th. His sentencing is set for March 26th, and he faces up to 30 years in prison.