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RSS By: Brian Grete, Pro Farmer

Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete takes time to talk with Pro Farmer Members about some of the key issues in each week's Pro Farmer newsletter.

Thanks for 15 years!

May 18, 2012

Chip Flory

From The Editor

May 18, 2012

Hello Pro Farmer Members!

Today's issue of Pro Farmer marks my 15th anniversary as the editor of your newsletter. Brian Grete reminded me of that this morning as he was writing this week's issue. I was busy working on the May issue of our Crop Tour newsletter as Julianne Johnston took over for Brian on the analysis pages of Pro Farmer and Meghan Pedersen covered the daily service duties. And Jim Wiesemeyer pitched in on this week's Pro Farmer, too, with a D.C.-based interview on the farm bill.

In 15 years of writing Pro Farmer, we've sent more than 750 issues of Pro Farmer to the printer and there's no way one editor could do it without the team described above. And LandOwner editor Mike Walsten and our technical analyst Jim Wyckoff can't go without mention in everything they've contributed over the years my name has carried the "Editor" title. In fact, Mike, Jim Wyckoff and Jim Wiesemeyer have been a part of my job (life) for nearly 25 years... dating back to my time spent in Chicago as a reporter on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. And I'd be crazy to not mention Shelley Eilderts who has helped to edit the newsletter in each of the 15 years I've been the Editor.

I might be a touch biased, but you've got a very dedicated group of editors at Pro Farmer that do a great job of filtering nonsense from what you really need to know. It's an honor working with them and there's no question the job they do every day gives me the opportunity to do the job I really love to do. Thanks to everybody mentioned and some I didn't mention (you know who you are) for making it possible to produce a newsletter that I'm proud to put my name on.

And thank you to all the Pro Farmer Members, too. I do not take your support of Pro Farmer for granted. Every time you renew your subscription (or sign up for the first time) I know you're putting your faith in me and the rest of the editorial team to provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions. That's a responsibility I take very seriously and one I hope to have for many years to come.

That's it for now...

... have a great weekend.

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