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.
Already a big player in meat and poultry facilities, Packers Sanitation Services Inc. is seeking to expand its footprint in the fresh produce world with real-time data monitoring of its sanitation services.
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.
Outgoing CPMA chairman Rick Alcocer, senior vice president of sales for Salinas, Calif.-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods, has worn a suit and tie more often in the past year than in his 30-plus years in the industry.