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

  • High winds affected a widening swath of farm country, according to this image created from DTN wind data. (DTN graphic)

    Using wind speed maps and predicted production data, Gro Intelligence and DTN are beginning to examine the effect of the recent derecho on corn and soybean production, from both a local and a...

  • Long-standing issues rarely fix themselves without proper attention. (Photo by cantfightthetendies, CC BY 2.0)

    In mechanics, and in life, issues arising from neglect rarely fix themselves. If allowed to squeak long enough, a minor irritant can become a catastrophic failure.

More From This Author

  • Hope for the future more than made up for record-low pessimism, bringing the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index to a neutral 94.3. That is a significant lift from the very pessimistic scores in the April survey of producers, conducted just as the nation was beginning to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. (DTN chart)

    Agriculture Confidence Index

    Survey shows continued farmer pessimism for the present, while they have higher hopes for the coming year.

  • The DTN Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, will examine corn and soybean yield potential in 10 states throughout the week of August 10, 2020. (DTN image courtesy of Gro Intelligence)

    DTN 2020 Yield Tour

    The third annual DTN/Progressive Farmer Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, kicks off next week, taking an in-depth look at corn and soybean production potential in 10 states.