About Us


It all starts with the soil.

For the last 65 years, the Hunter family has been growing healthy and nutritious food in Southeast Missouri’s Delta Region. Third generation farmer, Johnny Hunter II, specializes in soil conservation—putting a focus on nurturing rich, healthy soil to produce rich, healthy crops year after year. His award-winning farming methods lower carbon emissions and elevate the quality and taste of Castor River Farms rice.


Small town farm. Small town values.

Castor River Habitat & Farm has always been family owned and operated. We never outsource—every bag of rice you’ll find has been handled by our team from seed to shelf. We’re dedicated to freshness, sustainability and quality products that are nutritious, great tasting and anything-but-ordinary. Each and every bag of rice is packed with care to ensure that only the best makes it to your table.