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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...

Eaton Farm Bureau Cooperative (EFB) has been providing local farmers with a wide range of storage and marketing resources since 1947. EFB operates out of a single location in Charlotte, Mich., from which it services members mostly within a 20-mile radius of the facility.

Larry Crouch,...

In Bloomington, Wisconsin, Economy Feed Mill is running on 53 years of family ownership and a mission to run the business with the positivity and honesty that gains respect from neighbors, friends and other area small businesses. With this attitude, the company has built a solid foundation of...

Based in Sonora, Yucatan, Empaque Rio Colorado (ERC) is a grower, packer and shipper of Mexican-grown produce, mainly green onions and asparagus, with a family history that spans generations. “My grandfather was a field worker as part of the bracero program and my father was as well until he...

According to the Midwest Dairy Association, the average dairy cow produces around 20,000 pounds of milk in a year. The average cow on Evergreen Farms produces close to 30,000 pounds. That’s almost enough extra milk to fill a typical above-...

Famo Feeds Inc. has been serving livestock producers in the Midwest since 1903 when the business was originally founded. In the 1970s, the Beste family purchased the company. Al Beste, the company’s former owner...

At the Farmers Cooperative Association in Ravenna, Nebraska, farmers often drop by just to chat and have a cup of coffee, not buy anything.

“We don’t expect anything from them when they come in,” says Pamela Treffer, general manager for the...

Farmers Cooperative Association Inc. (FCA) launched in 1914 with not much more than two employees, a grain dump and the energy of a handful of local farmers who decided to band together to find success. Almost 100 years later, FCA continues to serve its membership by investing in the equipment...

Kevin Walker remembers being a fresh-faced young man—someone who was uncertain about his career and future. After graduating from college, he spent about 10 years wandering between odd jobs on farms and construction sites before he entered the world of cooperative elevators.

“This was in...

When the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company started in 1918, most members used a horse and buggy to haul grain to the cooperative’s elevator in Halstead, Kansas.

Today, the cooperative has to keep pace with semi-trailers...

A small group of Iowa farmers came together in 1906 to build a cooperative that would help boost sales and marketing capabilities, offering financial benefits to members. Now, over 100 years later, Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) continues helping farmers manage crops and finances. The Sioux...

Farmers Cooperative began March 28, 1903, when a group of 115 farmers joined together in Nebraska to form the Dorchester Farmers Cooperative Grain and Livestock Association. The farmers’ goal was to leverage collective resources for the greater good of the group. Nearly 110 years and many...

Years before Farmers Edge officially incorporated in 2005, the Winnipeg-based precision agronomy company has been leading the industry in innovation. The company started as a small operation and is now a global...

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