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.
DENVER — With his end-of-July retirement date rapidly approaching, John Keeling appeared at the 2019 Potatoes Annual Meeting for the last time as executive vice president and CEO of the National Potato Council.
About two dozen fresh produce and nut companies are recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $200 million Agricultural Trade Promotion Program, to alleviate the effects of tariffs on exports.
(UPDATED, 2:14 p.m.) With talks to modernize NAFTA apparently nearly finished, some Mexican trade sources are saying the U.S. has discarded its demand for a new trade protection tool for U.S. specialty crop growers.
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.