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

  • Liquidity and farm income topped the ABA/Farmer Mac survey of bankers' worries. Uncertainties about trade and weather climbed up the list, while more traditional concerns, like rental rates and labor, slipped lower. (Chart courtesy of ABA)

    Liquidity Concerns Grow

    Bankers Worry About Liquidity as Farmers Adjust to Lean Times Agricultural lenders say they're growing more concerned about working capital on the farm as profit margins continue to be squeezed. They're also hearing more from...

  • 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.

  • Caleb Wilson wrapped up planting on June 29 with more acres of soybeans than the farm had ever grown before. Less than 10% of the Lakeview, Ohio, farm went unplanted this year. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jodi Miller)

    Career Change

    Caleb Wilson's path to farming took some twists and turns, but now he's building on the farm's legacy by focusing on margins per bushel rather than costs per acre.

  • Managing employees, negotiating with vendors and digging into farm financials are just a few of the subjects Caleb Wilson (left) learned at The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) last year. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jodi Miller)

    Lessons From TEPAP Connects Generations

    The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers may be conducting its 30th annual event this year, but the lessons it's taught have already spanned generations.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Getty Images)

    BusinessLink

    One of the most common pieces of advice given to farmers during times of tight profit margins is to diversify their operations.

  • Green shading shows higher (dark green) and lower (light green) county yield estimates on Gro Intelligence's real-time yield maps in the 10 states included in this year's digital yield tour. (Photo courtesy of Gro Intelligence)

    DTN 2019 Digital Yield Tour -- National

    After digging into yield potential in 10 states, the DTN/Progressive Farmer 2019 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, wrapped up by forecasting a national average corn yield of 163.2 bpa and a soybean yield of 44.2 bpa...