Debt/Equity ratio at .0023:1Current ratio at 2.3:1. Both as of 10/31/03.Flexibility in dealing with growers.Employees have identity/stake in company.Acquisition tools available. TRANSPARENCY Much higher quality in reporting. More timely, more disclosure
Officers� total compensation disclosure.
Total compensation � perks, etc. Directors� compensation/ownership/ business disclosure.
FARMER COOPERATIVES CONFERENCE � 2004