With all of the information that’s out there for agriculture professionals, it can get overwhelming trying to find valuable content from reputable sources. It’s important to stay on top of the latest news in the industry, so to make the process a little easier we have compiled several of the top agriculture media blogs for you:
Twitter – @FarmJournal
AgWeb has several contributing bloggers creating posts devoted to Marketing, Farm Business, Crops, Machinery, Dairy, Beef, and Fun and Family. Comments from readers reporting on the local conditions they are seeing is a recurring feature for the Crops blog which features not only comments from growers, but photos as well!
The Marketing blog includes posts addressing market forces by two grain analysts.
AgWeb is not all bottom-line practicality, though, as this fun-for-a-cause post on the Machinery blog demonstrates: Tractor Selfies Raise Mental Health Awareness.
AgWeb is published by Farm Journal, an agricultural trade magazine that has been in the business for more than 130 years. Farm Journal boasts a circulation of more than 370,000 and the AgWeb site attracts more than 118,000 unique monthly visitors. With that kind of track record, they have plenty of expertise to tap for their blogs.
DTN Progressive Farmer has well-educated analysts putting forth comprehensive information that can help growers evaluate their operations and plan strategically for the future, and has around 30,000 unique monthly visitors to its webpage. DTN Progressive Farmer blogs feature a handful of these analysts that cover different industry topics in their respective blogs:
Joel Karlin: Contributing Analyst
Joel’s blog covers crop conditions and ratings, market evaluations, economic topics and more.
Ag Weather Forum
Bryce Anderson: Ag Meteorologist and Analyst
Bryce’s blog focuses primarily on weather, and its impact or potential impact on crops.
Pam Smith: Crops Technology Editor @PamSmithDTN
Pam’s blog discusses current and projected crop conditions, pests and weeds, and other production-related issues.
Darin Newsom: Senior Analyst @DarinNewsom
Darin’s blog contains weekly and monthly analyses of different agricultural markets, opinion posts and more.
Penton Agriculture Blogs
The Penton Agriculture blogs offer content on everyday farm life ranging from equipment to the crop markets.
You can also find more of Willie’s writing at Farm Industry News.
Max Armstrong: President of National Association of Farm Broadcasting @MaxArmstrong
Max provides daily updates in the ag industry with audio clips showcasing his cheerful radio presence. More often than not, we can count on two to three updates from Max.
Corn & Soybean Digest Blogs
While also under the Penton Agriculture media umbrella, Corn & Soybean Digest has several blogs specific to the publication. The Corn & Soybean Digest blogs cover industry news and updates, particularly stories relevant to, you guessed it, corn and soybeans.
David Kohl: Ag Economist
David’s blog consists mostly of advice for farm management from an economic standpoint.
Kurt Lawton: Editor in Chief of Corn & Soybean Digest @kdlawton
Kurt’s blog contains tips and ideas on how to think outside the box when it comes to being a part of a farming operation.
The diverse nature of these blogs ensures that there is relevant information available for anyone. Corn & Soybean Digest is a popular media presence, with a circulation of 145,000 and a unique online visitor count of 81,773 per month.