Elizabeth Williams

DTN Special Correspondent
Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams lives in Indianola, Iowa, and has covered farm management, tax, land values, federal farm programs, conservation and ag marketing issues for over 25 years.

Before coming to DTN, she worked as a writer and editor for Top Producer, Professional Farmers of America and Farm Journal.

Elizabeth grew up on a farm where her family raised seed corn, soybeans and fed cattle. Her grandfather founded a seed corn company in South Dakota. Her family still owns and operates Curry Seed Company. Her non-journalistic work experience ranges from spending nine summers detasseling corn to spending a year in China teaching English at an agricultural university.

More From This Author

  • Dave Kohl, professor emeritus of ag economics at Virginia Tech, estimates that bankers will be scrutinizing the bottom 30% of the producers who are barely making a profit. (DTN photo by Elizabeth Williams)

    Skating on Thin Ice

    Three to four years of low crop and dairy prices have some producers skating on thin ice, according to bankers at the annual National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • This chart shows the changes in average cash rent prices for some Midwest states from 2014-2017. (DTN chart by Elizabeth Williams)

    Cash Rent Outlook

    The general consensus around the Midwest is that farm profit margins are still tight and pressure will be on cash rents for 2018.