100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Crops and Perishable Foods

Monitor and measure all parts of your operation

The crop production industry faces many challenges: competition for natural resources, shifting consumer preferences and changing patterns of food consumption.  All the while, to remain viable, farmers must create additional yield on existing land through productivity and technology improvements.

These pressures combine to make today’s farm more data-driven than ever, which is where J.A. King can help.  Weight data is a key input into all agronomic decisions.  From balances and bench scales to truck scales for inbound raw materials and outbound product, J.A. King is your go to source for new scales, calibration and repair.

When it comes to perishable foods, time is of the essence.  You can’t wait around to make sure your scale is weighing accurately or your refrigerator is the correct temperature. J.A. King can with monitoring other critical parameters, including temperature, pressure, moisture content and pH.  Whether it’s a DICKEY-john moisture analyzer or temperature controllers, we’ve got your measurement needs covered in the crops and perishable foods.  Don’t forget to have all your measurement equipment calibrated regularly by J.A. King’s world-class technical team to keep your equipment reading accurately

Providing Tangible Value

  • Improve Efficiency: Precisely monitor and measure all parts of your operation to ensure you’re as efficient and as profitable as possible
  • Reduce Downtime: High quality products which are regularly serviced and calibrated are less likely to break down or measure inaccurately when you need them.
  • Maximize efficiency: Collecting weight information allows you to make data-driven decisions about your growing/production.
Perishable Foods

A range of expertise for Crops and Perishable Foods

No matter what you’re growing or processing, Cross is here to help. We offer a range of products, services and complete solutions for agriculture. Take a look at each below:



Products for Crop and Perishable Food Producers

Reliable and accurate products maximize your uptime and protect your profits

Services for the agricultural industry

Make sure your equipment is up, running and measuring accurately

Resources for Crops and Perishable Food Producers and Processors

Take a look at all the industry resources from the experts at Cross.

Crops and Perishable Foods News and Events

Take a look at news and events for the agricultural industry from Cross’s equipment providers.

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.