Katie Dehlinger

Farm Business Editor
Katie Micik Dehlinger

Katie Dehlinger grew up near the Illinois-Wisconsin border in Rockton, Ill., and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009 with a bachelor's of journalism in news/editorial writing and minors in history and sociology.

She's filled a number of roles at DTN, including nearly five years as the Markets Editor, where she covered commodities markets and marketing strategies in addition to USDA report lockups. She spent several years as the Executive Producer for RFDTV's daily news programs, Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. She's now back at DTN, this time as the Farm Business Editor, where her reporting focuses on tax and estate planning, farmland values, health care and other issues that affect farmers' bottom lines.

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  • Randy and Kathy Uhrmacher had to find a new health plan after theirs was discontinued. Since both are healthy, they qualified for medically underwritten insurance that saves about $750 a month over other options. (Photo courtesy of Randy Uhrmacher)

    Health Insurance Check-Up

    A variety of new health insurance options hit the market for farmers in 2019, and there could be even more options next year. But experts stress that, when it comes to insurance, one size doesn't fit all.

  • A recent American Farm Bureau Federation Market Intel study finds that commercial banks have greater exposure to non-real estate debt, while Farm Credit system banks have more exposure to real estate. (Chart courtesy of AFBF)

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    Banks, Farm Credit Split Overall Farm Debt Load, But Portfolios Differ

  • The farm bill increases USDA's Farm Service Agency loan guarantees to $1.75 million, while boosting direct farm ownership loans to $600,000 and direct operating loans to $400,000. (DTN file photo by Nick Scalise)

    Bankers Praise Farm Bill's Credit Title

    Bankers say more farmers will use FSA loan guarantees next year after the farm bill raised the maximum level guarantee to $1.75 million. While that's seen as a substantial improvement, banking organizations say they'll continue to...

  • Issues with pork production and distribution in China have widespread effects, according to Hong Kong-based animal protein analyst Chenjun Pan. (DTN photo by Joel Reichenberger)

    China Pork Under Pressure

    While the number of cases of African swine fever in China are low, the disruptions to transportation are creating costly regional supply and demand imbalances for consumers. The longer it takes China to contain the outbreak, the...