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Dairy One Cooperative Inc. (Dairy One) continues helping farmers and farmers’ advisors improve operations by providing management information, lab testing and data analysis related to animal production, feed and forages, soil, water and manure. Since its founding in 1949, Dairy One has made a...

Dan Totushek and Jerry Quaal have been involved in the agriculture industry their entire lives, as both grew up working together for Dan’s father on his vegetable farm. The first greenhouse was built to grow vegetable seedlings for the...

Larry Dearing, founder and president of DASCO Inc. (DASCO), had the opportunity to make the best use of his business career after 35 years of working with fertilizer manufacturing companies. “I’ve been in this industry since 1966,” shares Larry. “Before DASCO, I worked for a phosphate...

Located in California’s fertile Central Valley region, Dave Wilson Nursery Inc. (DWN) is in the midst of an unprecedented expansion and a 75-year celebration. “We just celebrated our 75-year anniversary,” reveals Dennis Tarry, now CEO of DWN. “We had 800 of our growers come to our headquarters...

Marty Finney founded Daylight Farm Supply Inc. (DFS) in 1980 to bring a highly technical perspective to crop protection. Headquartered in Evansville, Ind., DFS takes pride in being a partner to farmers and providing the technical expertise to tweak a crop protection program to suit specific...

For many years the cattle industry has been a bit of a guessing game for hardworking ranchers with a discrepancy between inputs and outputs, fluctuating market values and never a guarantee that compensation matches the true value of the product. Kansas-based Decatur County Feed Yard Inc. LLC (...

Founded 35 years ago as a seed producer and trade wholesaler, Deer Creek Seed Inc. has grown to become one of the Midwest’s most comprehensive turf and forage seed companies. Growing, conditioning and packaging...

Equipment sales manager Brad Carpenter remembers receiving a $50,000 dollar check from an elderly farmer. “I’m looking at this guy with his leathery hands … and all I can think about is how long did it take him to save $50,000 dollars?” Carpenter says.

The experience left a big impression...

Agricultural projects require distinct expertise when it comes to construction success. With locations in Kansas and North Dakota, DeHaan, Grabs & Associates LLC (DGA) offers quality, precision and expertise to growers and agricultural contractors...

Founded in 1970, DeLange Seed Inc. is a family-owned seed company serving retail and wholesale customers across 20 states with superior crop and field seed production, conditioning, distribution and a level of customer service unmatched by larger national...

Over the last several decades, the face of agriculture in America has changed dramatically. As precision-ag and hybrids drive higher yields and faster production, producers need more storage and bigger handling equipment; this is where companies such as DeSchepper Farm Supply come in. Based in...

The benefits of asparagus have been recorded as far back as the second century, when a Greek physician first noted its health-boosting properties. Originally praised as both a diuretic and aphrodisiac, modern science has borne out some of those claims and added a few new ones on as well: the...

DiMare Fresh has been delivering top-quality produce to grocery stores, restaurants and the food service industry since 1928. Started as a small family-run operation on the streets of Boston more than 80 years ago, DiMare was founded by brothers Dominic,...

Domain Inc. (Domain) is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer and distributor of feed for the dairy and beef industry, with roots dating back over 100 years. Bill Buell, owner, president and CEO of Domain, has been with the company since 1988. Buell purchased Domain from his parents and siblings to...

John Duarte is a fourth-generation California farmer, as well as a second-generation owner of Duarte Nursery Inc. (Duarte). Duarte’s mother and father, Jim and Anita, founded the family business in 1989 after working for nearly two decades in the nursery business. Duarte is 100-percent family-...

Dunkerton Cooperative Elevator Inc. (DCE), an Iowa-based grain, feed and fertilizer operation, started out the same as others of its kind; however, unlike other cooperatives, DCE remains an independent operation even after 70 years in business. “DCE originated in 1944 when area farmers joined...