Meadowbrook Farms has left hundreds of people without jobs and now some central Illinois farmers may be out of a lot of cash.
The farmers are share holders in Meadowbrook and they invested money and also supplied hogs. They say they weren't paid at all or they weren't paid the right price for the hogs.
The USDA says close to $6-million is owed to nearly 100 people. The USDA is handling claims for the farmers and is also investigating Meadowbrook.
The chairman of the board blames a contract falling through with a company called Triad but the farmers say that is not the cause of the shortfall.