Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical sells farmers what they need to produce peanuts, which the company's subsidiaries then buy, process, and sell. Farm supplies offered by Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical include seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, crop protectants, and other agricultural chemicals. The company's Severn Peanut and Hampton Farms units maintain processing and roasting facilities in the peanut-growing regions of New Mexico and North Carolina, as well as in Massachusetts. Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical was founded by Garland Dallas "Mutt" Barnes Sr. The company also offers seeds for a variety of other crops.
Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical sells seeds for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat. The company tests its seeds on its own farms. It uses high-volume seed treaters to ward off disease, insects, and nematodes.
The company works with major seed producers including
, Precision Laboratories,
Bayer Crop Science
Dow Agro Sciences
Based in Severn, North Carolina, Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical has operations in eight states.