Big River Rice and Grain Adds New COO

For Immediate Release
July 11th, 2014

Big River Rice and Grain Adds New COO

John Goetting Named Chief Operating Officer of Agspring Subsidiary

Pioneer, LA – July 11th, 2014- Today Big River Rice and Grain announced that John Goetting has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer. Big River Rice and Grain is a grain storage and merchandising subsidiary of Agspring, based in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Agspring announced the formation of Big River Rice and Grain earlier this year through the acquisition of Bayou Grain and Chemical, Raley Brothers and Tubbs Rice Dryers, three established agri-businesses located in Louisiana and Arkansas.

“We are excited to add John’s strong combination of grain merchandising and logistics experience to the Big River family,” said Larry Tubbs, CEO of Big River Rice and Grain. “Our growers, customers and partners will benefit from his expertise as we continue to grow both our infrastructure and markets for our grain.”

Goetting brings more than two decades of past experience in the grain markets with DeBruce Grain Inc. and Gavilon Grain including originating, trading, and managing grain merchandising teams. Prior to joining Big River Rice and Grain, he managed two barge facilities and a trading platform at the Port of Catoosa, OK.

Big River Rice and Grain has completed capital improvements over the past several months including expansion of a key Mississippi River port, installation of a new state-of-the-art dryer and increased on-site storage capacity.

“I believe the size and scale of our infrastructure, when matched with the long legacies in our local communities, can provide confidence to growers and customers alike that we can support a strong cross-country platform,” said Goetting. “We’re committed to finding the best alternatives for our grain nationally with a broad collection of diverse markets.”

About Big River Rice and Grain

Big River Rice and Grain is headquartered in Pioneer, Louisiana, centrally located among facilities in Delhi, Mer Rouge, Monticello, Lake Providence, Crowville, Louisiana as well as Parkdale and Eudora, Arkansas.

About Agspring

Agspring combines entrepreneurial teams, essential agriculture supply chains, and superior capital partners for global success feeding our changing world. Deep equity and credit relationships provide Agspring a solid platform for capital improvement and expansion. Agspring maintains decentralized operations and puts leadership teams in place who desire to grow into new markets including grains and oilseeds; livestock feed ingredients; and consumer food ingredients.


Agspring and Big River Rice and Grain are trademarks of Agspring, LLC. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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