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The Casertano family, owners and operators of N. Casertano Greenhouses & Farms Inc., has called Cheshire, Connecticut home since the early 1900s. For three generations the family has been growing a range of greenhouse...

In Preston, Maryland, situated on the Delmarva Peninsula, Nagel Farm Service is running on nearly 70 years of family ownership and the kind customer-first business values synonymous with a multigenerational operation. Since inception in...

On average farmers and ranchers in the U.S. receive only 15.8 cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food. Rising crop input costs coupled with off-farm costs such as marketing, processing, wholesaling, distributing and retailing account for the majority of every food dollar, leaving...

A state branch of the National Farmers Union, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) traces roots back to 1911 and has been serving producers in The Cornhusker State for more than a century. The grassroots organization is dedicated to protecting and...

Brent Bunte, general manager of Iowa-based NEW Cooperative Inc. (NEW), is a firm believer in the cooperative structure. After 30 years in the industry, Bunte has seen the benefits the system delivers firsthand. “The cooperative structure is so...

Brent Bunte, general manager of Iowa-based NEW Cooperative Inc. (NEW), is a firm believer in the cooperative structure. After 30 years in the industry, Bunte has seen the benefits the system delivers firsthand. “The cooperative structure is so good for agriculture,” shares Bunte. “I really...

For the last 25 years, family-run Newman Farm has been raising purebred Heritage Berkshire Pork in the countryside of southern Missouri. Situated on more than 250 acres...

In 1969 Dionicio “Nicho” Villarreal founded Nicho Produce in Edinburgh, Texas. Since its inception, the company has been a full-line wholesaler and distributor of produce throughout southern Texas. A family business, Nicho Produce...

North Central Farmers Elevator (NCFE), a full-service, farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Ipswich, S.D., has come a long way throughout nearly a century of activity. The year 2013 marks NCFE’s 98th year in business and the beginning of new ventures.

Originally founded in 1915 as...

The health of agriculture is integral to all corners of the U.S. economy, from the food-supply chain to employment. Oftentimes the Midwest gets most of the credit, but the Northeast also has a diverse crop mix and is a source of strong agricultural production. Producers such as dairy farmers,...

Since 2007, Northern Seed LLC has been fulfilling its mission of having a fundamental and meaningful impact on the future of agriculture, especially in its home state of Montana. Grounded in upholding excellence, integrity, quality, safety, customer service — and most of all a passion for...

In 2016, NorthStar Genetics Ltd. celebrates 20 years in business. Founded in the winter of 1995-1996, NorthStar came to life out of Minnesota Crop...