In 2000, farmers and grain mill owners, Mark and Julie Schuett realized that the future of farming was changing.  Due to large-scale corporate integrators, it was becoming increasingly difficult for small family farmers to compete. The Schuetts were convinced that organic production was one course that could help sustain small family farmers.    What was needed to increase organic acres was a local processing facility.  Armed with little more than a head full of innovative plans and a lot of ambition, Mark convinced his family that he could construct a plant that would be capable of processing organic oilseeds from seed to packaged product without the use of chemicals.

The Schuetts, along with a handful of farmer investors, formed American Natural Processors, Inc.  Our state-of-the-art organic oilseed processing plant is strategically located in the central Midwest in Cherokee, Iowa, amongst some of the most fertile soil in the world. 

Under Mark’s innovative and competent leadership, American Natural Processors, Inc. has grown to one of the largest organic oilseed processors in the United States. Organic soybeans, canola, sunflower, safflower, and flax seeds are taken from field to packaged product here.  Hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction has earned the company a reputation as a leader in developing innovative systems for organic processing.   By identifying what organic ingredients food companies require to supply what the consumer seeks, we have established ourselves as a go-to company in filling demands for unique organic processing expertise in niche markets.

Realizing the importance of constantly improving on the status quo, Mark continues to lead the company in ever improving processes and expanding capacities.  American Natural Processors, Inc. has recently completed a significant organic oil refining expansion doubling capacity.  The immense capital investment required for this expansion demonstrates our commitment to remaining one of the largest organic oilseed processors in the U.S.

American Natural Processors is going green.

American Natural Processors, Inc.| 1510 South 2nd Street | Cherokee, IA 51012
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