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Based in Dexter, Minnesota, R & S Grain Systems has been building grain handling and storage equipment for farmers and commercial elevators throughout the Midwest for 43 years. The family-owned company was established by husband-...

Rail Transfer Inc. began in 1995 as a transloading operation loading logs into 40-foot shipping containers. In 2001 the company established a grain division and started loading bulk whole grains into containers, establishing itself as...

On a small farm outside of Quito, Ecuador, a farmer has been able to save several piglets that would typically have died and sold them as additional income for his family. A cattle ranch west of Melbourne, Australia, was recently able to sell its beef cattle earlier and feed more of its own hay...

As a full-service grain-handling cooperative, Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers has been providing the services and technical expertise to help local producers thrive for more than 85 years. Headquartered in Richmond, Missouri, customers count on Ray-...

Red Bird Farms (RBF) began in 1949 as Gibson’s Poultry. Founded by Henry Gibson, a butcher in Littleton, Colo., the business has grown and diversified over the years. RBF has changed hands several times over the years. Mareo Torito, president of RBF, now owns the company and...

With seven distribution centers and three state-of-the-art growing facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Red Sun Farms is one of the largest greenhouse vegetable producers in North America. As one of the biggest in...

In over 30 years, Renaissance Nutrition has become one of the largest nutrition and premix manufacturing businesses in the U.S. and continues expansion from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Canada.

Renaissance is committed to providing dairy and...

RiceTec Inc. (RiceTec) is making waves in the global agricultural industry by pioneering a new and improved form of hybrid rice. “We’re the only company in the Western Hemisphere that has commercialized this product,” explains John Nelsen, CEO of RiceTec, proudly. “And we’re the only company in...

When the Beck family came together to create a grain elevator, no one imagined it would be the first step toward the eventual creation of Ridgeville Elevator Inc. (Ridgeville). Nonetheless, the Ohio-based grain handler and drier is now well known in its region.

Some years before the...

Since 1958, the Barta family has been providing high-quality grain, feed and agronomy services to producers in Wisconsin’s Kewaunee County. The business provides grain storage, agronomy services, chemicals, fertilizers, feed mixing and distribution services. An ongoing expansion project promises...

Riverview LLP has grown into a multifaceted agribusiness by employing some of the most passionate people in the industry. The company’s mission is to provide a culture of opportunity for passionate people and innovative ideas. With this goal in mind,...

Roanoke Farmers Association (RFA) was founded in 1917 to serve the farming communities in central Illinois. Today, RFA operates four locations to dry and store local grain producers’ harvests. With over 95 years of experience, the RFA team understands that the service it provides represents a...

Fourth generation family-owned and –operated Robert Winner Sons Inc. has been providing customers throughout western Ohio for nearly 89 years. Doing business as Winner’s Quality Meat, the company specializes in meat processing, slaughtering and...

In 1939 the Rust family farm went into operation outside of Seymour, Ind. David Rust, founder of Rose Acre Farms Inc. (RAF), began selling his family’s eggs and corn at the local farmers’ market after graduating high school in 1943. Supplementing sales with those of a network of local farmers,...

In Dodge City, Kan., “Queen of the Cow Towns,” cattle (meatpacking in particular) has long been one of the city’s dominant industries. Mike Hilderbrand, president of Roto-Mix LLC, one of the nation’s premiere manufacturers of feed mixers, outlines the city’s history in the industry as follows: “...

Rousseau Farming Company (Rousseau) is invested in the past, present and future of the Phoenix area, of which the Rousseau and Pendergast families have called home for over 121 years. The produce grower is family-owned and -operated, supplying the region with agricultural products and fresh...

Based in Covington and West Milton, Ohio, Rudy Inc. (Rudy) is a five-generation strong, family-owned grain marketing and merchandising company; a trusted Ohio name for more than 110 years. “We have a very rich history at Rudy,” shares Brian Rudy, executive vice president of Rudy. “I represent...