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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  • (Getty Images, Progressive Farmer photo illustration by Barry Falkner)

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    Financial ratios can help measure the strength of your business. For example, Colorado farmer Marc Arnusch shares how he uses 16 financial metrics to help guide his decision-making and how the numbers he watches closely have...

  • (Getty Images, Photo Illustration by Barry Falkner)

    Use Financial Metrics to Make Informed Decisions

    Financial ratios help measure the strength of your business.

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    Higher price tags make the decision about how to finance equipment purchases more critical to any farm business's success.

  • Join us for the DTN Ag Summit on Dec. 12 and 13, 2022. (DTN illustration by Barry Falkner)

    DTN Ag Summit FAQs

    Agriculture's premier, farmer-focused business conference begins Monday, Dec. 12. Register for the all-virtual DTN Ag Summit by Friday to save your spot. We also answer the most common questions farmers have about this year's event.

  • DTN Virtual Ag Summit Conquer the Chaos, December 12 to 13, 2022 (DTN)


    The theme of this year's DTN Ag Summit, "Conquer the Chaos: Strategies to Build Endurance for Your Business," will help you prepare for the year ahead.