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The Longstreth Family : commodity
The Longstreth Family

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The Longstreth Family

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The Longstreth Family

CENTRAL VALLEY FAMILY FARMS

Expanding from a small plot farmed by Robb in the 1960s, the Longstreth family now works 120 acres of cherries, 1,800 acres of almonds, 2,000+ acres of walnuts, and does custom harvesting for leased properties – totaling more than 4,500 acres of rich farmland.

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The Longstreth Family

The Longstreth Family : commodity
The Longstreth Family

Generations

The Longstreth Family
The Longstreth Family

Generations

The Longstreth Family
The Longstreth Family

Generations

The Longstreth Family

CENTRAL VALLEY FAMILY FARMS

Expanding from a small plot farmed by Robb in the 1960s, the Longstreth family now works 120 acres of cherries, 1,800 acres of almonds, 2,000+ acres of walnuts, and does custom harvesting for leased properties – totaling more than 4,500 acres of rich farmland.

Robert and Suzanne

The Longstreth family farming story began with Robert’s father, a dentist who owned a 33-acre parcel purchased in the 1960s. As a boy, Robert fell so much in love with farming that he took over the farm at age 14. The farm Robb and Suzanne now work in Oakdale, California, was purchased by Robb’s father in 1984 as a 67-acre cling peach orchard inter-planted with walnuts. The orchard and the original 33-acre vineyard were both converted to walnuts, and the family operated their own huller and dehydrator on the property. The original 33 acres was later re-planted and is now filled with cherries. As the partner and farm manager, Robb is the president of Longstreth Family Farm with Suzanne acting as co-partner and office manager. American AgCredit provides financing for both the farm and Growers’ Choice ¬– their custom harvesting, management and leasing company. While American AgCredit has been working with the Longstreth Family Farm for 30 years providing real estate financing, operations loans and equipment leasing, the relationship goes even further back as Robert’s parents were American AgCredit customers in the 1960s.

Brandon, Evan & Griffin

All three of Robert and Suzanne’s sons ¬ – Brandon, Evan and Griffin ¬– have worked on the family farm. Currently in charge of all spraying, fertilizer and chemical applications, Brandon plans to take over general operations in the future. Evan is currently a student at California State University Fresno, studying Crop Production & Management. He helps out on weekends as equipment operator. Griffin is currently studying at San Jose State. The Longstreth boys are proud of their upbringing on the farm and grateful for values the farming life –¬ and their parents –¬ have instilled in them.

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Commodities: almonds, cherries, walnuts

Location: Escalon, CA

Services:

REAL ESTATE FINANCING: Multiple mortgage loans for property purchases

OPERATING LOANS: Financing for walnut and almond orchard development and annual crop operating expenses

LEASING: Lease to purchase new almond shaker