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January 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Simplot Co. Buys Cattle Operation: An Oregon ranch believed to be one of the largest cattle operations in the nation has been sold to J.R. Simplot Co., an agricultural, food-processing and fertilizer company based in Boise, Ida. The Paisley-based ZX Ranch covers 73,000 acres of land, and has permits for grazing livestock on an additional 1.3 million acres of federal or private land.
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January 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Simplot Co. Buys Cattle Operation: An Oregon ranch believed to be one of the largest cattle operations in the nation has been sold to J.R. Simplot Co., an agricultural, food-processing and fertilizer company based in Boise, Ida. The Paisley-based ZX Ranch covers 73,000 acres of land, and has permits for grazing livestock on an additional 1.3 million acres of federal or private land.
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NEWS
March 20, 1986
Tension eased in the San Joaquin County communities of Lathrop and Manteca as workers at the J. R. Simplot Co. fertilizer plant continued to empty a large tank leaking a deadly chemical fertilizer. "The critical period passed," said a spokesman for the county Office of Emergency Services. "The tank containing the anhydrous ammonia is still leaking at a rate of about a gallon a minute, but enough has been drained off to ease the pressure and we no longer fear the tank will rupture."
BUSINESS
March 9, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Eco Soil Systems Inc.'s president and chief financial officer have resigned after shares of the San Diego-based seller of fertilizer and irrigation products for farms and golf courses dropped 41% in the last year. President Douglas Gloff will be replaced by Max Gelwix, vice president of marketing, effective March 31. Chief Financial Officer Mark Buckner will be replaced by Dennis Sentz, vice president of accounting and controller, the company said.
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April 26, 1999 | KRISTEN MOULTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jack Simplot is an old man and feels it. The potato farmer who built an agricultural colossus in one generation and bankrolled Micron Technology in the next turned 90 on Jan. 4. He has hung up his skis, talks of moving out of the corner office at J.R. Simplot Co. headquarters to make room for the president, and has told Micron he will soon retire from the board.
TRAVEL
January 15, 2006 | Jane Engle
TWO small Seattle-based cruise lines have hit rough financial waters. Great American Journeys, which runs the 161-passenger Columbia Queen on Pacific Northwest rivers, is not expected to sail the ship as scheduled Feb. 17, said Doug Toms, an owner of CQ Vessel Acquisition, the line's parent company in Seattle. Toms said he co-owned the company with Don J. Simplot. Simplot is listed on the board of J.R. Simplot Co., a giant food and agribusiness conglomerate in Boise, Idaho.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Scott Davenport walked up the wooden steps to the top of a pile of potatoes 18 feet high, 300 feet long and 70 feet wide. He wanted to see how the spuds were doing. The 12.5-million-pound pile is one of eight similar mountains being stored in two huge warehouses at the J. R. Simplot Co. potato-processing plant in Caldwell, 25 miles west of Boise. Southern Idaho is dotted with such potato storage houses operated by Simplot, Carnation and Ore-Ida.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1994 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Monday morning at Elmer's Pancake and Steak House, the board of directors of Micron Technology Inc. meets to talk semiconductors. It's an idiosyncratic group: four smartly suited Micron executives, a few local businessmen and, with cowboy hat, J.R. Simplot, the billionaire potato magnate who controls more than 20% of the company's shares. This Monday, the meeting dragged on longer than usual.
FOOD
March 1, 1990 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People who work in the seafood industry have far-ranging ideas on what to do with the catch, judging by recipes gathered at Sea Fare International 1990, a recent industry exposition in Long Beach. The dishes ranged from pomfret stuffed with spicy coconut chutney and steamed in a banana leaf to salsa-topped, achiote-painted tilapia. The former dish is from India; the latter represents Mexico. Both reflect trends toward healthful eating commented upon by speakers at Sea Fare seminars. A.
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