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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  • 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...

  • On Friday, USDA released tables prepared for its Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which will be released in full in February. The report called for an increase in corn and wheat plantings and a decline in soybean acreage. (DTN file photo by Nick Scalise)

    USDA Long-Term Projections

    USDA on Friday released tables showing long-term acreage, supply and demand forecasts for the next decade. While DTN Analyst Todd Hultman says it's important to treat the estimates with caution given the number of variables that...

  • Farmers with high percentages of shattered, sprouted, discolored or otherwise damaged soybeans could qualify for a reduction in their yields for crop insurance. While that could help some farmers receive indemnity payments, it might not be enough and comes with additional risks. (DTN photo by Pam Smith)

    Insurance Pitfalls of Damage

    Farmers with high levels of damaged soybeans can adjust their crop insurance yields for the lower quality, but insurance requirements that force them to work hard to find a buyer are limiting the amount of assistance crop...