Debt-to-asset ratios are on the rise, working capital is eroding and farmers’ sentiments are on the decline. Despite the negativity surrounding prices and outlooks, Famer Mac is providing a voice of optimism.
Vegetable growers of red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, cauliflower and broccolini, among other crops, is feeling a ripple effect from last year’s multistate E. coli outbreaks and subsequent recalls.
Western Growers has a new partnership with Agritech New Zealand, giving New Zealand specialty crop growers access to technology in the U.S. and opportunities for research in New Zealand in the U.S. off season.
Consumers from Maine to New York City could see a greater focus on fresh-market wild blueberries this summer as the Orono, Maine-based Wild Blueberry Commission sets out to capitalize on some new consumer research.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory brings in Jim Wiesemeyer to cover news from Washington, Greg Henderson and Pamela Riemenschneider cover online produce shopping, and Rhonda Brooks previews Farm Journal's Yield Tour.