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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  • Cash corn prices across the country hit its highest level in five years as wet weather causes a number of production pitfalls. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    Cash Corn Market Rallies

    The DTN National Corn Index, which computes a national average cash price based on information from thousands of elevators, settled at its highest level in five years as wet weather casts a cloud over production potential.

  • Swamped fields leave farmers with tough planting choices. While weather will play a key part in the decision, so will the markets and USDA's updated Market Facilitation Program. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Moving Parts Complicate Decisions

    Long rain delays in corn planting has farmers doing the math on their options: take a prevented planting payment from crop insurance, plant corn but with lower insurance coverage levels or switch to soybeans. USDA's redesigned...

  • Japan banned all U.S. beef and beef product imports in 2003 following the detection of a BSE-positive cow. It allowed imports from animals 20 months of age and younger in 2005, then increased that limit to 30 months in 2013. (DTN file photo)

    Japan Ends Restrictions on US Beef

    Japan has eliminated age restrictions on U.S. beef, bringing its policies in line with global standards meant to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The move could increase sales to the nation's top beef...

  • Payments designed to offset the impact of the trade war with China made up 37% of the average Kansas farmer's income in 2018, but questions about the parameters of 2019's program complicate decision making amid this year's wet planting season. (DTN File Photo)

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