Bill Levy founded Pacific Ag, a Hermiston-based crop residue business, 17 years ago. The company operates in seven regions around the country and employs 250 people, including 100 in Hermiston. Revenues have doubled in the past five years, and in July the company announced a $7 million investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, a partnership between Advantage Capital and the Farm Credit System, a network of nine lending organizations. Levy discusses new residue markets, the company’s growth strategy and why a biofuel plant is like a large cow.

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