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Founded in 2001, United Agronomy LLC is an agronomy services provider serving cooperatives throughout northern North Dakota. The company specializes in fertilizer and pesticide wholesale, as well as the manufacture of agronomy-related chemicals.

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Situated within two major points of entry in South Texas – the newly constructed Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and the Progreso International Bridge –...

In Brookings, South Dakota, United Development LLC has been powering the local agricultural market since 2009, specializing in ag-related general contracting, construction management, design and development, particularly in the niche of dairy...

Based in Mayfield, Kentucky, United Livestock Commodities Inc. (ULC) has been providing custom mixed cattle feed to customers throughout the region since 2010.

Founded by childhood friends Nick Smith and Joseph Watson, ULC gave the cattle industry veterans the chance to apply their...

When Greenfield Elementary School in Ursa, Illinois, closed its doors in May 2015, the town with 626 residents lost not just a school, but a community hub, a place where people gathered and supported each other.

So when Ursa Farmers Cooperative, a...

As of the new year, Valley Agronomics LLC is realizing the truism that two is better than one.

In early November 2016, the agronomy division of Valley Wide Cooperative, a grower-owned cooperative in southern Idaho and Utah, announced it...

Valley Tractor and Equipment Inc. (Valley Tractor) opened its doors in 1946 as a division of Ford dealer Uecker Brothers Motors (UBM) in Cashmere, Wash. Valley Tractor started off on the right foot, as UBM sold cars, trucks and tractors from the leading manufacturer, all under the same roof,...

Twenty years ago, just six years after Ron Van Beek founded Van Beek Natural Sciences, he saw an experiment that changed his business forever.

While at a dairy show in Blackfoot, Idaho, Van Beek watched a small company...

Verdesian Life Sciences is an emerging plant health and nutrition company focused on a simple mission: help growers maximize the output of their row crops and specialty crops through the use of patented biologicals, plant nutrition, nutrient managers, specialty...

San Francisco’s Veritable Vegetable (VVEG) was founded in 1974 and has since grown from a small people’s food collective into a bastion of sustainability and ethical business practices. As the oldest organic produce distributor in the country, VVEG has unsurprisingly developed and maintained a...

In Placedo, Texas, Victoria Calhoun Grain (Vic-Cal) is a grain elevator company serving the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. The company’s locations — Placedo and McFaddin — are accessible by truck and rail and close to the major ports of Houston and...

In Cicero, Indiana, one equipment company has built a tradition of quality, serving growers, elevators and other agricultural entities for approximately half a century. Now known as Waitt Equipment Sales Inc., the business was founded in the 1960s by Warren...

In 2009, Rick Cottier made national news for unintentionally growing a tomato that looked like a rubber duck. While his 15 minutes of fame passed, the planter that he grew the tomato in is still one of the niche products sold by his company, Waldo &...

Since 1953, Walter Lasley & Sons Inc. (WLS) has been a family-owned and –operated feed yard in the Texas Panhandle region. The company prides itself in going above and beyond, delivering the best “TLC” or tender, loving care to its customers and their livelihood by offering the highest...

In Waukon, Iowa, the Waukon Feed Ranch (WFR) is home to a feed mill that supports more than 150,000 pigs daily in the northeast corner of the state. While the feed service is a huge portion of WFR’s business, the family-owned company...

In Denver, Welby Gardens Co., home of Hardy Boy Plants, has been making a name in the bedding plant industry with a reputation for high quality and high performance plants since 1948. The family-owned and -operated company offers a huge...

Wenke Greenhouses prides itself in knowing plants and customers alike. As one of the top greenhouses in the United States, the Michigan-based company has solidified its standing through quality of both production and service.

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For more than 70 years, Western Cooperative Company (WESTCO) has been providing fuel, agronomy and bean marketing services throughout Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota. Headquartered in Alliance, Nebraska, WESTCO handles 40 percent of the global...

Wheaton Dumont Co-op Elevator (WDCE) began in 1905 as a small agricultural cooperative meeting the grain storage and seed and feed supply needs of the farming community of Wheaton, Minn. As farmer’s needs grew, so too did WDCE’s supplies and services.

WDCE began a full-scale consolidation...

There’s merit in going with the grain. It’s why in 2017, an agricultural company will celebrate a century of steady growth on the fertile flatlands that make Oklahoma an integral part of America’s bread basket.

As its second hundred years begin, ...

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