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

  • The cost of corn production spiked from 2007 to 2009 and experts say this chart will likely show another cost increase, tightening corn's profit potential in 2022. (Chart courtesy of FarmDoc)

    Input Costs Pressure Profit Outlook

    Corn input costs are expected to be $56 per acre higher than last year, putting the squeeze on profit margins despite relatively high corn prices. The higher input costs make soybeans look much more profitable than corn in 2022...

  • In areas where yields are expected to be strong, paying a bonus to your landowner might do more than just build goodwill. It could make future rent negotiations easier, experts say. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Keep the Good Times Rolling - 3

    High commodity prices will likely push cash rents higher for 2022, but experts say there are some tactics farmers can start using now to prevent rapid run-ups in their land expenses.