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C&A Scale Service Inc. is a leading manufacturer and installer of bulk weigh grain loadout systems located in Crescent, Iowa. The company also sells and installs trucks scales, truck probe sampling systems and bulk controllers for large grain...

Chuck Obern founded C&B Farms Inc. (C&B) in 1986, and he still runs the farm with his two sons: Charles Jr., nicknamed Boots, and Michael. C&B consists of a produce farm located in Clewiston, Fla., which grows a wide array of specialty produce from melons to peppers. Chuck’s organic...

The lumber business is not the same today as it was a decade ago. Mills have consolidated and large corporations have entered the industry, squeezing out smaller middleman operations by selling directly to the end user. This has forced companies like...

In the last decade, the organic movement has exploded and the sector is one of the fastest growing in agriculture. Increased consumer awareness means more shoppers are searching for foods grown without GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or harsh synthetic pesticides and chemicals. As a result, more...

Based in Round Rock, Texas, Capstone Commodities LLC is a feed ingredient merchandising company selling a range of feed supplies to dairies, feed yards and feed mills. The business currently ships more than 2,000 tons...

The life span of most agriculture equipment is a decade, but a relationship with a trusted ag dealer like Caroline Implement Co. Inc. lasts a lifetime. With two locations in Marion and Shawano, Wisconsin, family-run Caroline Implement is a leading...

The Carriere family tradition began when Albini Carriere moved to Northern California from Canada in 1890; and the Carriere family has been cultivating Californian soil for 12 decades since. Initially, Albini worked locally as a ranch hand and eventually settled a small farm of his own. Albini’s...

If ambition and confidence were commodities, one could safely assume that Greg Appleyard, president of Cattleland Feedyards Ltd. (Cattleland), possesses a surplus. Although he’s still in his mid-30s, Appleyard has transformed the feed yard in Strathmore that he purchased at the age of 27 into...

Caudill Seed Company started as an agricultural seed company, but over the course of 68 years, the family-owned operation based in Louisville, Kentucky, has grown to serve a range of customers in the agribusiness and contracting...

Central Grain Company (CGC) is a grain storage and marketing business based in Belvidere, Illinois. Now in its second generation of family ownership, CGC’s roots trace back to 1957 when Robert Mickey started up with little more than the support of family, friends and colleagues.

Robert...

It’s a rare salesperson who tells a customer not to buy, but John Bell says he gets a certain satisfaction from it, especially when he knows he can help customers make better decisions down the road. Bell is a salesperson at Central...

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Central New York Feeds (CNY Feeds) is a premier producer of custom bulk dairy feed. With its location in Memphis, New York, CNY Feeds sits along the main rail line between Chicago and Boston. This...

At the mercy of commodity exchanges and the weather, agriculture is unpredictable like few other industries. A farmer in North Dakota doesn’t just need perfect weather to grow his crops; he needs customers on the other side of the world demanding it.

In 2016, farmers across the U.S....

After 130 years in business, Chapin International is now the largest manufacturer of industrial and retail sprayers in North America. Based in western New York, Chapin has used its manufacturing and marketing expertise...

In Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, approximately two hours southwest of Twin Cities Minneapolis and St. Paul, Christensen Farms and Feedlots Inc. (Christensen Farms) has been building a pork-production business for 40 years. A progressive, family-owned business, Christensen Farms is one of the top four...

Most often, generalizations don’t work. That’s especially true in agriculture where blanket approaches—like big data and big regulation—don’t take into account the endless variations from field to field, farmer to farmer, year to year and input to input.

To avoid having government...

With growing operations in Mexico’s fertile Sonora region, Chucho Produce is a multifaceted international company with grower-packer-distributor divisions under one roof and is a leading producer of greenhouse and shade house Roma...

The Clifford Farmers’ Cooperative (CFC) came together as many cooperatives have over the years. Back in the late 1800s, a group of local growers in eastern North Dakota came together to pool resources and work for better profits from the crops they had worked so hard to produce.

Today,...

Co-op Country Farmers Elevator (CCFE) officially incorporated in 1986; however, the organization’s roots stretch back to 1886. Eventually, three separate co-ops merged to become CCFE as it is known today, adding extra grain and agronomy facilities as needed. CCFE commits to investing in the...

Founded in 2009 by dairy industry veterans Mark Boytim and Steve Cooper, Continental Dairy Facilities LLC (CDF) is a dairy processing company with facilities in both Michigan and Texas. As a member of the country’s fifth-largest dairy cooperative,...

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