Ruralco (ASX:RHL) was originally incorporated in Queensland and in 1989, changed its name to Grow Force Australia. Ruralco in its present form was created by the merger in 2001 of Grow Force Australia and Ruralco (previously CRT). Grow Force retained its ASX listing and changed its name to Ruralco Holdings in 2002. In 2006, Ruralco Holdings merged with Roberts, a Tasmanian agricultural and real estate company established in 1865 and listed on the ASX in 1949. This merger created a new force in the agribusiness sector operating across Australia and brought together two organisations that shared a common focus of long term benefits for their stakeholders.