Greg Horstmeier

DTN Editor-in-Chief

Greg Horstmeier joined DTN as production editor in August 2007. He became editor-in-chief in July 2010.


He comes to DTN from the University of Missouri, where for six years he served as director of the Extension and Agriculture Information News office.  Before that he was the chemicals and technology editor for the Farm Journal Magazine, as well as crops editor for the Pennsylvania Farmer.


In addition to his journalistic career, Horstmeier is still active in managing family farmland near St Louis, Mo. Over the course of his career he has won numerous awards from organizations like the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA), National Association of Agricultural Journalists and the Mid-American Crop Protection Association.  He also co-wrote one of the first international studies on farmer attitudes on biotechnology and other 21st-century production practices.  Horstmeier graduated from the University of Missouri –Columbia with a degree in agriculture journalism with an emphasis in agriculture economics and photojournalism.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • This year’s DTN Ag Summit is Dec. 3-5 in Chicago. (DTN graphic)

    We're only weeks away from the 2018 DTN Ag Summit. Don't miss this chance to learn, relax and network with success-minded farmers.

  • The wait is on for an EPA decision on the fate of dicamba herbicides designed for use with popular Xtend soybean seeds. It's one of the most controversial, emotion-riddled issues in recent...

More From This Author

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    Agriculture Confidence Index

    The DTN/The Progressive Farmer survey of farmers shows growing optimism, particularly for the present. The survey of agribusinesses, though, reveals concerns about the future.

  • The DTN Digital Yield Tour is based on state-of-the-art modeling. You can use links in state articles to visit the Gro Intelligence site and look at live yield estimates at the county level. (Map courtesy of Gro Intelligence)

    Our 2018 Digi-Tour

    We've been thrilled to share yield modeling data from Gro Intelligence as a key part of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer 2018 Digital Yield Tour.

  • Comparison of the latest Gro yield model predictions for corn and soybeans, compared to USDA NASS figures. Yield numbers for 2017 are based on NASS final yields released in January versus Gro numbers at harvest. The 2018 figures are today's Gro model predictions compared to the Aug. 10 USDA crop report. (Graphics courtesy of Gro Intelligence)

    DTN Digital Yield Tour 2018-Final Tally

    Despite expected yield shortfalls in some Midwest states, record or near-record U.S. corn and soybean crops are forecast for 2018, according to the DTN Digital Yield Tour 2018 powered by Gro Intelligence.