Pam Smith

Crops Technology Editor
Pam Smith

Pamela Smith joined DTN/The Progressive Farmer staff as Crops Technology Editor in 2012. She previously was seeds and technology editor for Farm Journal Media. In addition to writing, reporting and photography, Pamela served as the writing coach for the magazine staff. A life-long Illinois native, she started her career as a field editor for Prairie Farmer magazine and has freelanced for a multitude of farm, food and travel magazines.

 

Pamela is a two-time winner of the American Agriculture Editor's Association Writer of the Year honors. In 2009, she received the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism award for a series on soybean rust. She was the first agricultural journalist to receive that coveted prize, often referred to as the Pulitzer of business journalism. In 2011, she received a second Neal award as part of a team covering the legacy of passing down the farm through the generations. She has also been named the journalist of the year by the American Phytopathological Society (plant pathologists) and was awarded a national food writing award for her profile of Father Dominic Garramone, a bread-baking priest. Five generations of her family farm in central Illinois -- spanning ages of 101 years to 6 months.

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  • The 2016 wheat crop was a bin buster and wheat scouts pulled the highest ever yield estimate for the Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour. What they will find next week is likely a smaller crop that may have suffered some damage from cold temperatures. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    HRW Wheat Tour Next Week

    The Wheat Quality Council's Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour kicks off next week with scouts spreading out across Kansas to get a read on crop potential.

  • Purple deadnettle casts a colorful hue over a southern Illinois field north of Metropolis. The beauty has a negative side for farmers. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Negotiate the Purple Haze

    Nature gives and takes as winter annuals create a questionable splash of color over the landscape.

  • Purple deadnettle casts a colorful hue over a southern Illinois field north of Metropolis. The beauty has a negative side for farmers. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

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    Negotiate the Purple Haze

  • Join a select group of farmers in a virtual discussion about what the world looks like from your own personal view of the world. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Wanted: A Clear View

    Each year since 2005, we have featured farmers throughout the growing season in our View From the Cab series. We are recruiting for 2017.

  • DuPont and Pioneer will offer both the Xtend trait and a dicamba herbicide for the 2017 season. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Another Dicamba Registered

    Another dicamba formulation for use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend crops has been registered in time for the 2017 growing season.