Vance Publishing, a family-owned B2B company based in Lincolnshire, Ill., plans to sell three of its agricultural magazines. Vance has put Cotton Farming, Rice Farming and The Peanut Grower on the auction block as part of a plan to reorganize the company.
Under the new structure, Vance's agricultural holdings will be split between two units, both based at Vance's offices in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa, KS. The Packer newspaper, where I was once a senior writer, Produce Merchandising magazine and related products will make up the produce unit. A second unit will consist of animal-food publications including Pork. Other Vance publications such as Modern Salon and Closets are unaffected by the change.