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Located in Pharr, Texas, the Hidalgo County Regional Mobile Authority (HCRMA) is an independent governmental agency created in 2005 by the Texas Transportation Commission and the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court. HCRMA was formed...

In 2001, six progressive dairy professionals came together to build a stronger market with better returns to serve producers around Burley, Idaho. The team founded High Desert Milk (HDM), now a growing processor for sweet cream, butter and dry and powdered milk. Among the original founders is...

The Hinrichs’ family journey began in processing in the early 1900s. Max Hinrichs Sr. engaged in grass seed processing, then came his son, Max Hinrichs Jr., in 1925; his dream was grass seed to wheat seed, and then came Max’s sons, Bob and Don Hinrichs.

From 1956 to 1999 the Hinrichs...

For more than a century, Hitch Pork Producers Inc. (Hitch Pork) has been family-owned and –operated by the Hitch family in Guymon, Okla. Although Hitch Pork has only been in pork production for the past 20 years, the family’s roots run deep in ranching and cattle farming across the Southwest....

In 1980 Benno and Klazina Dobbe emigrated from Holland to America with their three children, Nicolette, Ben and Stefan. The family was allowed to bring two suitcases each when leaving the old country. The Dobbes settled in Woodland, Wash., calling the spot a perfect location for Holland America...

Located in Gordonville, Pennsylvania, Hoober Feeds has been providing high-quality feeds and services to animal agriculture customers for more than 78 years. Hoober Feeds prides itself in producing cutting-edge feed formulations that...

Since 1972, Hoover Feed Services Inc. (HFS) has been providing dairy producers throughout northern Indiana with the feed and related services they need to succeed in an ever-changing marketplace.

Located in Goshen, Indiana, HFS serves customers within a 100-mile radius of its headquarters...

Animal feed plays a leading role in the global food industry. Feed production is one of the largest and most important components to ensure safe, abundant and affordable animal proteins. In an industry that’s worth an estimated $370 billion in the U.S. alone, Indiana-based Hoover Feed Services...

Phillip Hord has always been involved with his family’s farm at “the slat level.”

It’s a turn of phrase his family uses in reference to slats of a barn floor, and it means “what’s going on at our farm from a day-to-day basis,” says Hord.

Hord is in the fifth generation of his...

Based in West Lebanon, Indiana, Hubner Industries is the product of a strong family farming background and unique history in engineering and building seed production plants. Hubner’s experienced team not only...

In 1985, three families of almond growers came together to form Hughson Nut Incorporated (Hughson Nut). For 30 years, the business has grown, processing, packing and shipping whole and sliced almonds for consumers...

When a group of local farmers in Iowa realized the need for a grain merchandising facility in 1908, the Hull Cooperative Association began as a grain elevator. Since then the Hull Co-op has grown into a full-service agronomy retailer....

For more than a century, the Indiana Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has been setting the industry standard in seed certification, seed quality testing, genetic testing and cutting-edge research. Based in Lafayette, Indiana, ICIA is a...

Home to rich soil, a temperate climate and an abundant water supply, California’s Santa Maria Valley produces a variety of crops throughout the year, generating a billion-dollar industry. Every year Santa Barbara County yields everything from strawberries and broccoli to wine grapes, avocados to...

George J. Adam, president of Innovative Produce, is a fifth generation farmer. Located in Santa Maria, California, Innovative Produce has been one of the largest grower-packers in the region since 2008. In a world where...

Family-owned and -operated Interstate Commodities Inc. (ICI) has been serving the feed industry since 1947. Victor Oberting Sr. established the business after a long tenure with the Seagram’s whiskey facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Seeing an opportunity in the feed industry, he began...

Victor Oberting Sr. began to build his family legacy after many years of working for the Seagram’s whiskey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Victor established Interstate Commodities Inc. (ICI) in 1947 by purchasing distillery grains and selling to the feed industry throughout the eastern U.S....

What’s the secret to producing one billion pounds of pork in a year? Very busy, very happy employees.

That’s according to the largest pork producer in Iowa and the eighth largest producer in the nation, Iowa Select Farms. The family-owned company...

Jackson Farmers Inc. (JFI) has been in business since 1918, founded by local farmers who banded together to improve the regional market outlook. The business operates as a farmers’ cooperative association, owned by its members. Associated farmer member/owners elect a board of directors who...

When Brian Jacobs decided to leave his job in 2001, he was faced with the decision to find another company to work for, or to start his own company. After choosing the latter, Jacobs worked out of his own pickup truck for four years. “I basically worked out of my driveway,” Jacobs recounts. “...

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