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Amazing Grass was founded to prove that not all greens are created equal. Brandon Bert and Todd Habermehl jumped ship from high-tech corporate America in 2002 to start the company from the Bert dining room table. The Bert family has spent the past 70 years perfecting the cultivation, harvesting...

Amazon Produce Network LLC (Amazon) was officially founded in 2000, but the idea for a company that supplied mangoes year-round sprouted earlier from a class project for its founders’ graduate school programs. Business partners Gilmar Mello and Greg Golden paired up to develop a project that...

Despite the drought that has nearly dried up ground water irrigation in southern California’s Ventura County produce belt, America Berry Farms (America Berry) is growing at an unprecedented rate. Since moving its strawberry growing operations to U.S. soil,...

December wouldn’t be the same without the deep red poinsettias dotting centerpieces, and American Color Inc. has been supplying the popular plant, as well as a range of other flowering annuals, perennials and holiday plants, for 16 years.

American Color has proudly sold millions of plants...

America’s favorite legume, the peanut, has a growing number of foreign fans.

In the past 15 years, free trade initiatives like the North American Trade Agreement (...

Every year farmers in the U.S. grow more than 1 billion pounds of walnuts. California is by far the largest walnut-growing state and in Tehama County, Andersen & Sons Shelling Inc. has been contributing to the state’s walnut crop for generations. Family-owned...

Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds (Anipro) is a division of XF Enterprises, a company that has been serving the agricultural feed market since 1960, providing mineral supplements and consulting services for producers throughout the United States.

Over the years, the parent company has grown and...

In Apache, Oklahoma, Apache Farmers’ Cooperative (AFC) has been a fixture in the community, supporting local farmers, large and small, and area families for more than 96 years. Serving central and western Oklahoma the cooperative’s core business lines are...

When Floyd Arthur got out of the army in 1959, he went to work as a well driller for a small drilling operation in Readley, Calif. He stayed for a few years, eventually moving around a bit to work for other drillers. Over time, he adopted a strong skill set, learning the ins and outs of a unique...

In 1947, a group of local potato growers got together in Grand Forks, N.D., to form a lasting alliance. Together, they formed Associated Potato Growers Inc. (APG), a cooperative that would offer...

From apples and peaches to famous cider doughnuts, artisan cheese and craft beers, Atkins Farms Country Market (Atkins) is all about great local food and good people. “I love this business so much, because it’s a combination of two things I love the most: food and people,” shares Pauline Lannon...

Since 1993, Atlantic Potato Distributors has been providing grocers in Canada and the United States with high quality potatoes grown throughout eastern Canada and the Northeast U.S. Ralph Hanscome established the business...

Jarrett Chambers established ATP Nutrition in 2010 with the goal of providing science-driven innovations in plant nutrition. After spending nearly a decade running the largest nutrient company in Canada, he was ready for a new...

Nebraska is home to nine of the United States' Top 100 agricultural cooperatives according to recently released USDA data. Located in the Golden Triangle in Aurora, Nebraska, Aurora Cooperative is one of these...

The demand on farmers to produce more is stronger than ever before. As a result, the dairy industry is increasingly moving toward more automation and robotics — systems that can control the entire milking parlor from the cow stalls to proper ventilation, temperature sensing, manure management...

The Stelzer family has been farming for generations, leaving the world of chemical fertilizers behind in 1971 to adopt organic farming practices to restore the soil’s health. Ever since, the Stelzer family has worked to provide customers with wholesome and responsibly grown foods that serve as...

For 60 years, Bar ALE Inc. has been a family-owned business. Located in Williams, California, the company’s focus is providing value-added feed products to the livestock industry, including horse, swine, poultry, sheep, rabbit, goats, beef and dairy cattle...

Barrett Petfood Innovations is a full-line pet food manufacturer that operates out of Brainerd, Minnesota. The company specializes in manufacturing and co-packaging super-premium animal feed and pet food for domestic and...

A visitor to Battlefield Farms in Rapidan, Virginia, can expect to see thousands of colorful annual and perennial flowers, which makes plenty of sense at a flower farm.

Maybe less expected are the bubbling vats of...

For more than 44 years BB&P Feed & Grain has been a major contributor to local agribusiness in Madison County, Iowa, just west of Des Moines. The company remains one of the few full-service, family-owned fuel, feed, grain and agronomy providers in the area.

BB&P Feed &...

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