KENNEWICK, Wash. -

A big family farm based in Kennewick is seeking public investors. Taggares Agriculture recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public stock offering to raise up to $48 million.

The Tri-City Herald reports the company was founded in 1979 and is headed by Pete Taggares IV. It had sales last year of about $8 million. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol TAG.