Elaine Shein

DTN/Progressive Farmer Associate Content Manager

Elaine Shein, DTN/Progressive Farmer Associate Content Manager, is responsible for editing DTN feature articles and series as well as providing oversight on special projects.


Prior to joining DTN, Shein spent two decades covering agriculture in the United States and Canada. Most recently, she served as the executive editor for the Capital Press Agriculture Weekly in Salem, Ore. She also served as the editor and deputy publisher of The Western Producer.


Shein has received several journalism awards from organizations such as the North American Agricultural Journalists association (NAAJ), Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) and the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.


Shein earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Regina and another bachelor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan.


Shein has extensive farming experience from growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan where she helped raise cattle and grow crops. Her family remains active in farming.

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  • A welding helmet offers some eye protection during the total solar eclipse that crossed southeast Nebraska in 2017. However, double-check the shade number to make sure you have the best protection for April 8's eclipse. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)

    Protect Eyes When Watching Eclipse

    While attempting to watch the April 8 solar eclipse, be aware of extra precautions needed to safely view or take pictures of the eclipse. Even a short look without proper protection can cause severe eye injury, NASA warns.

  • As some rural counties expect to see tens of thousands more visitors than usual next week, they are warning residents of clogged roads and possible trespassers on rural property. This was one of the rural roads in southeast Nebraska in 2017 when traffic slowed to a stop as frustrated people tried to get out of cities to see a total solar eclipse. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)

    Protect Your Farm From Eclipse Visitors

    With large numbers of people expected to travel into areas where the totality path crosses the country during April 8's rare solar eclipse, farmers may feel the impact of crowded roads and highways, competition for fuel and food...