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.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • Good leaders use a metaphorical telescope to create and implement a vision of what they want their business to grow into over the long term. (Photo courtesy of Tobias Lindman, CC BY 2.0)

    It's hard to maintain a positive outlook with the trade war, tough growing season, thin profit margins, etc., but it's worth the effort. Research shows positive leadership is a competitive...

  • Every batch of soup I make tastes a little different because I don't measure the seasonings, preferring to measure them by eye. Machine learning satellite models are much the same. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Rachel Johnson)

    Two machine-learning models that incorporate large amounts of data produce two very different corn yield estimates, and it's a good reminder that in all crop estimates, the recipe is in the...

More From This Author

  • The agricultural economy has experienced a number of plateaus since the end of World War II, all characterized by flat prices and flat incomes. (Chart courtesy of Purdue Extension)

    Ag Economy Finds New Plateau

    After half a decade of watching and waiting for a 1980s-like crash, a leading economist says it's time to stop making comparisons to farming's worst economic crisis and start looking at the resemblance to the long plateau of the...

  • The agricultural economy has experienced a number of plateaus since the end of World War II, all characterized by flat prices and flat incomes. (Chart courtesy of Purdue Extension)

    Ag Economy Finds New Plateau

    After half a decade of watching and waiting for a 1980s-like crash, a leading economist says it's time to stop making comparisons to farming's worst economic crisis and start looking at the resemblance to the long plateau of the...

  • Good leaders use a metaphorical telescope to create and implement a vision of what they want their business to grow into over the long term. (Photo courtesy of Tobias Lindman, CC BY 2.0)

    Farm Business Blog

    It's hard to maintain a positive outlook with the trade war, tough growing season, thin profit margins, etc., but it's worth the effort. Research shows positive leadership is a competitive advantage.

  • Every batch of soup I make tastes a little different because I don't measure the seasonings, preferring to measure them by eye. Machine learning satellite models are much the same. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Rachel Johnson)

    The Recipe is in the Soup

    Two machine-learning models that incorporate large amounts of data produce two very different corn yield estimates, and it's a good reminder that in all crop estimates, the recipe is in the soup.