b'People, Product NewsSometimes being a well instead of a tomerswithunmatchedreliability. BlackGoldFarmshasaninternalfountainwillavoidmisinterpreta- The company is part of a vertically team that focuses on transportationtionsaboutyourpotentialclaim. intergratedfarmtoforkliftopera- through a brokerage-style business. Keep in mind harvest deadlines for tion.specificcropsinyourcountyand Ourcurrentsystemhasworkedfileclaimsaccordinglywithyour Due to the increasing challenges of well in the past, and we know thatagent. reliable transportation and the cost ourtransportationteamisthelastofbrokerageformanyshippers, lineofdefeneseinordertocreateBlack Gold Farms Starts New BlackGoldFarmshasdecidedto the most value the farm can to ourTransportation Company: take matters into their own hands. customers.WevealsoseenthatHorizon Logistics LLC According to Eric Halverson, CEO of drivers are hard to come by becauseBlack Gold Farms, In the last few ofregulations,timeawayfromHorizon Logistics is a new company years, weve seen the transportation homeandotherfactorsthatareformed by the Halverson Family and deal be as up and down as ever, and beyondourcontrol.ByverticiallyBlack Gold Farms. Headquartered in thatwasaffectingourcustomers. intergrating and really focusing onGrand Forks, North Dakota, Horizon Ournumberoneobjectiveisto resolvingthetransportationpiece,Logisticsisanindependent,full make sure we get our potatoes to our byhavingourownassets,weareservice,asset-basedtransportation customers,whentheywantthem abletotakesomeofthosefactorscompany serving Black Gold Farms, andhowtheywantthem.Trucks outoftheequation,saidMattand other grower shippers, to deliv- have a major influence in that. Jahnke,DirectorofTransportationerproductfromthefieldtocus- for Horizon Logistics.NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 POTATO GROWER 29'