Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Partner Liz Harrison says a decrease among US producer respondents willing buy inputs online reflects large suppliers' lack of commitment to digital channels and the growing role of trusted agronomists.
Partner Ben Kortlang says Los Angeles-headquartered ProducePay aims to provide fresh produce the same information sharing and intermediary functions that have transformed transportation and used car markets.
Flagship general partner Ignacio Martinez says the company’s integrated approach to pest management has an initial focus on olive pests and citrus greening, with plans to achieve revenue by early 2022.