Chris Clayton

DTN Ag Policy Editor

Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton has been writing and editing for DTN/The Progressive Farmer since 2005 after working more than seven years as a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald.

Chris has been recognized as writer of the year by the American Agricultural Editors' Association and won story of the year multiple times from the organization. He also has won the Glenn Cunningham Agricultural Journalist of the Year Award from the North American Agricultural Journalists and served as the group's president in 2012-13. The National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol also each have named Chris communicator of the year.

Chris graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993 with a degree in journalism. He has worked for news organizations in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Nebraska. Chris lives in Glenwood, Iowa, with his wife and children.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • After Iowa Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was stripped of his committee assignments earlier this week, Iowa agriculture groups lamented in a Des Moines Register article that Iowa had maintained a member...

  • USDA announced Wednesday that certain Farm Service Agency offices will open on Thursday, Friday and Tuesday to provide producers with some limited services.

    USDA will reopen about half of the country's Farm Service Agency offices for three days starting Thursday to help farmers with existing farm loans and provide tax documents to borrowers such...

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