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The Top NAICS Agricultural Distributors in the WTEDD Region

Price's Creameries is a Dean Foods company. Dean Foods is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the United States. The company is among the largest processor sand distributors of milk and other dairy products. Through its WhiteWave Foods division, Dean Foods is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of soymilk, organic milk and other organic foods. The company processes its products in more than 110 plants throughout the United States, in addition to Spain, Portugal and Great Britain. The company is a team of more than 26,000 employees producing some of the healthiest and most wholesome products available. Price's Creameries is located in El Paso, Texas, where it employs nearly 200 people.

In December 1998, Village Farms completed Phase I, 26 acres, of an agriculture facility located in Marfa, Texas, and in February 2003, Phase II, 14 acres, was completed. Village Farms Presidio Division produces tomatoes from August through June. The division is similar in construction to the two other Village Farms agricultural facilities in Texas: Village Farms Marfa Division, a 40-acre facility, which is adjacent to Village Farms Presidio Division; and Village Farms Texas Division, a 40-acre facility, located approximately 10 miles away. The Presidio Division yields approximately 20 million pounds of tomatoes annually. This division of Village Farms is located in Marfa, Texas.

Young Pecan Company's primary business is as an ingredient supplier to major food manufacturers in America and abroad. The company was founded in the early 1920s in Florence, S.C., as a shipper of in-shell pecans. In 1945, with the installation of commercial shell crackers, the company entered the shelling industry. The 1992 merger with Gold Kist of Atlanta made Young Pecan the largest sheller in the pecan industry. The company operates state-of-the-art facilities in Las Cruces, N.M., Florence, S.C., and Zaragosa, Mexico, as well as a buying and storage facility in Albany, Ga. All three of the company s shelling plants utilize automated shellers and laser sorters, allowing it to achieve unprecedented production rates.