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  • Working to raise a family on the farm and bring real farm stories to life for followers is important to Meredith Bernard, who admits she's as hooked on agriculture as she is on coffee. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Bernard)

    Make Your Farm Voice Heard

    Meredith Bernard finds humor and realism in all aspects of her farm life -- from handling the hay rake to frying up a steak in a cast-iron skillet. She discusses transitioning to farm life and why telling your story matters.

  • Ken Eriksen, senior vice president and head of client advisory and development for energy, transportation and policy at IHS Markit, and Paul Hughes, chief economist at IHS Markit, discuss the market situation for commodities, which focuses heavily on U.S.-China trade. (Screen capture by Nick Scalise from DTN Ag Summit)

    Shifting Food Supply Chain

    Leaders at IHS Markit analyzed some of the shifts in commodities and food trade in a post COVID-19 world. Some poorly capitalized companies likely find themselves as part of a merger or acquisition. That may be especially true in the foodservice and...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, have been reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This year's View From the Cab farmers have battled a full gamut of seasonal ups and downs, but the love for agriculture remains strong.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    Weather continues to influence the crop season as our DTN View From the Cab farmers both battle and embrace the elements.

  • The Calamus-Wheatland Community School District FFA Chapter on Tuesday will live up to one of the most important parts of the FFA moto: living to serve. (Photo courtesy of the Calamus-Wheatland Community School District FFA Chapter)

    Future Poll Workers of America

    Fourteen Calamus-Wheatland FFA members volunteered to serve as precinct election officials or helpers on Election Day. The students are part of a statewide FFA initiative to help ensure there are enough volunteers at polling places so the election...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    With the election on the horizon, DTN's View From the Cab farmers talk about the ongoing harvest, politics and how it is raining cats.

  • Rural America gives President Donald Trump the edge. But farmers are highly concerned about trade, health care and the environment. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Survey Finds Issues Vex Rural America

    A majority of rural adults approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, but a DTN/Progressive Farmer Zogby Analytics Election poll found there is indecision and dissatisfaction in rural America and issues that Trump or his successor dare not...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    Weather continues to be the story for DTN's View From the Cab farmers as fire and rain were problems in their respective regions this past week.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    As harvest progresses, DTN's View From the Cab farmers find themselves thinking about the 2021 crop as they work to bring the current crop home.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    DTN's View From the Cab farmers are deep into harvest as they keep one eye on the weather and try some surprising new tactics to keep communications flowing in the family.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week, DTN's View From the Cab farmers are hustling to bring in the crop while juggling other things -- such as visits from dignitaries and a surprisingly positive turn in prices.

  • National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 20-26, 2020. (Logo courtesy of National Education Center for Agricultural Safety)

    Take Care With Tractors, Machinery

    With this week being National Farm Safety and Health Week, farmers are reminded to obey safety procedures when operating machinery this fall. Tractor rollovers, PTO entanglements and falls are all hazards people face as they work in the fields or on...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week, DTN's View From the Cab farmers find themselves wishing rains would go away to allow harvest to proceed.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week one DTN View From the Cab farmer begins corn harvest and the other is hunkered down under hurricane-force winds and rain. This week they also talk about even bigger unknowns such as politics and pandemics.