RPE forms marketing deal with Colorado potato growers - The Packer

RPE forms marketing deal with Colorado potato growers

08/15/2012 04:10:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

RPE Inc. has entered into a sales partnership with a San Luis Valley, Colo., potato grower-shipper.

The Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE is working with Lynn McCullough and Jeffery McCullough, a father and son that owns Monte Vista, Colo.-based Spud Seller Inc., Spud Grower Farms LLC and Lynn McCullough Farms LLC.

The deal makes RPE the exclusive marketer for Spud Seller and Spud Grower Farms, according to a news release.

Monte Vista-based Farm Fresh Direct LLC formerly sold for the Spud Seller, according to Red Book Credit Services, Lenexa, Kan., a division of Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Vance Publishing Corp., which owns The Packer.

Spud Grower’s more than 1,500 acres of russet norkotahs, Rio Grandes and canelas will supply RPE with more than 2 million 50-pound units of potatoes a year, according to the release.

“RPE is a good partner for our operations,” Lynn McCullough said in the release. “Both RPE and our farms and packaging facilities are family owned and operated and have many of the same goals in common, including the desire to pass our family-owned businesses on to future generations. “



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