The J.R. Simplot Company is a privately held food and agribusiness corporation based in Boise, Idaho. The company was established in 1923. It employs more than 12,000 people in the United States, Canada, China, Mexico and Australia. The company s annual sales are nearly $3 billion, derived principally from food, fertilizer, turf and horticultural, cattle feeding and other enterprises related to agribusiness. Simplot is among the world's largest frozen-potato processors, annually turning out more than 3 billion pounds of French fries and other potato products worldwide. The firm is also one of the United States largest beef-cattle producers, and ranks as a major agricultural-fertilizer manufacturer with markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The J.R. Simplot Company has a location in Pocatello, Idaho.