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Top 5 U.S. family farms 2019

07 November 2019 - A recent ranking of the Successful Farming magazine lists top five U.S. family farms based on farmland area operated. Altogether, these families own and operate over 300,000 hectares of farmland across USA while their farms remain family-run for decades despite growing scales.

#NameUltimate beneficial ownerCEOFarmland locationFarmland area
1The Wonderful CompanyStewart & Lynda ResnickStewart ResnickCalifornia and Texas, USA77,000 hectares
Main activity: production of almonds, pistachios, oranges, grapefruits and pomegranates as well as pomegranate juice
2R. D. Offutt FarmsOffutt FamilyKeith McGovernNorth Dakota, USA77,000 hectares
Main activity: potato production
3Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals CorporationFanjul FamilyAlfonso FanjulFlorida, USA61,500 hectares
Main activity: production of sugar, rice and sweetcorn; bioenergy production
4J. G. Boswell CompanyBoswell FamilyUntil 2009 - James G. Boswell IICalifornia, USA60,700 hectares
Main activity: production of cotton, tomatoes and tomato paste and alfalfa
5J. R. Simplot CompanySimplot FamilyScott R. SimplotIdaho and Washington, USA33,400 hectares
Main activity: production of wheat, corn, sweetcorn, barley and potatoes

Adapted from Successful Farming