Matt Wilde

Progressive Farmer Crops Editor
Matt Wilde

Matt Wilde has joined the staff of Progressive Farmer as Crops Editor. Raised on a diversified grain and livestock farm in north-central Iowa, Wilde was most recently the Senior Writer and Assistant Editorial Manager at the Iowa Soybean Association. His work was predominantly featured in the Iowa Soybean Review magazine and the association's website newsroom. His portfolio included stories on crop production, ag policy and other topics. Wilde has also worked at two daily newspapers and was a U.S. Navy journalist.


Recent Blogs by Author

  • Charles Jacobi (left), Josh Jacobi (center) and Jeremy Amos check out corn root develop this summer at a research plot during a Precision Planting field day in Pontiac, Illinois. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Matthew Wilde)

    Agriculture continually evolves and becomes more dependent on technology, like many businesses. Some farmers choose to modernize with the times, some don't. In today's farm economy, not doing so...

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  • Conservation efforts were highlighted during a tour of Iowa farms and facilities as part of the Conservation in Action tour. Innovative tactics are helping farmers reduce runoff and nutrient loads that wend their way to the Gulf. (DTN photo by Matthew Wilde)

    Conservation in Action

    Participants on the day-long Conservation in Action tour learned how a bioreactor will remove nitrates from water before it leaves the property. It was one of many conservation practices showcased that improves water quality and...