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Kent Bullock, owner of Bullock’s Feed and Seed, looks at a photograph of his grandfather, E.B. Bullock, that hangs on a wall inside the business. E.B. Bullock founded the company in 1912. (Tyler Green photo)
Kent Bullock, owner of Bullock’s Feed and Seed, looks at a photograph of his grandfather, E.B. Bullock, that hangs on a wall inside the business. E.B. Bullock founded the company in 1912. (Tyler Green photo)
Bullock’s going out of business months shy of 100-year anniversary

By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer

“Trends happen that hurt business,” concludes Kent Bullock, who will be closing the third-generation family business, Bullock’s Feed and Seed, months shy of the company’s 100-year anniversary.

Repercussions from Federal and State regulations on industries such as meat packaging, along with the increased cost of feed due to the growing demand for corn in ethanol production has, simply put, “made it difficult” for Bullock to continue the family business.

“Families don’t have animals like they used to,” explained Bullock. “People used to have livestock in their backyards and a lot of those things are now gone which has made the feed store somewhat obsolete.”

When the doors close at the corner of First and Main Streets, they will not only be closing on a once thriving business, they will be closing on a piece of local history. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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