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A New Crop of Bloggers on AgWeb

08:13AM Mar 07, 2015

With more than 70 contributors, the AgWeb blog community is host to a plethora of unique viewpoints. Some are familiar faces­—Machinery Pete or Dan Anderson, for instance—who have become trusted experts throughout the years. 

In recent months, a new crop of bloggers has joined the ranks. From farm business to farm blunders, they cover the gamut. 

Learn more about six of AgWeb’s newest contributors below. 


Family Farming-Katie Style: Katie Hancock

Farmers have to make tough business decisions every day.  Is growing non-GMO corn more profitable? How do you know when to lock in input prices? Are you letting innocent coffee shop gossip get in the way of your marketing plan? Katie Hancock can help. Not only is she a marketing consultant with Brock Associates, but she also helps manage her own 5,000-acre farm. 


Real Tractors with Rachel: Rachel Gingell

There’s no question Rachel Gingell knows her way around a shop­—her farm equipment innovations have been featured in several trade magazines. If you love tractor mechanics, history and restoration, you’ll love her blog. Gingell offers up plenty of tips and techniques—illustrated with photos and videos—to help you with your own restoration project.


The Hueber Report: Dan Hueber

The Hueber Report is a grain marketing advisory service and brokerage firm that emphasizes risk management and profitable farming. A commodities broker since 1979 with deep roots in agriculture, Dan Hueber brings daily market updates to AgWeb. His straightforward commentary and detailed analysis has quickly made him one of AgWeb’s most popular bloggers.


Straight from D.C.: Agricultural Perspectives: Stephanie Mercier

If you’re interested in farm policy, then you need to read Stephanie Mercier’s blog. As senior policy adviser for the Farm Journal Foundation and a former chief economist for the Senate Ag Committee, Mercier has the inside track in Washington, D.C. Covering domestic and international issues, she offers her insights on an array of ag policy topics.


The Last Laugh: Ben Potter

Sometimes, we all could use a good chuckle. That’s where AgWeb social media editor Ben Potter comes in. He scours the Internet for funny, amazing or just plain outlandish farm photos and videos and then shares them with you. Do you know why we love “tractor fails?” Have you seen stained-glass bacon artwork? You have now, thanks to “The Last Laugh.”


Hope for a Better Life for All Farmers: Hope Pjesky

What does Hope Pjesky believe in? Supporting all farmers and their freedom to farm with different methods—and she thinks you should, too. An Oklahoma farmer herself, she is dedicated to breaking down barriers within the agriculture community so all farmers can work together toward better lives.

To read more from these and other AgWeb bloggers, go to and click on the “Blogs” box. Or, go straight to