Marcia Taylor

DTN Executive Editor
Marcia Zarley Taylor
Marcia Zarley Taylor came to DTN as executive editor in February 2007 after a 25-year career at Farm Journal Media, first as Washington, D.C. editor and for 17 years as editor of Top Producer, the company's business magazine for executive farmers. In 1988, Taylor also took a brief sabbatical to teach agricultural journalism as a visiting professor at the University of Missouri.

Taylor has won recognition for a number of prize-winning stories, including American Business Media's Jesse Neal Award for her coverage of Brazilian agriculture. She is the past president of the American Agricultural Editors Association.

At DTN, Taylor concentrates on business topics such as land, taxes, inputs, farm program rules, machinery economics, law and finance.

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  • DTN Blog of the Week

    Farmers are the ultimate examples of self-improvement, a necessary trait when today's commodity prices are likely to cull operators with costs fixed in the $6 corn era. So when I asked several leading grain farmers at the DTN/The...

  • Most farmers were able to acquire health insurance in 2015, with roughly 50% of families receiving it through an off-farm job, USDA says. Escalating 2017 insurance costs and low farm incomes may price more families out of the individual market, however. (Graph courtesy of USDA's Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service)

    Holes in Rural Insurance

    Lack of individual insurance providers in some rural areas escalates farmers' health costs and access to medical care.