Farmers, equipment sellers, agricultural scientists and others within the business of agriculture need to stay on top of the latest industry happenings, trends and innovations to be successful. One of the most convenient ways to get the news you need is to regularly read agriculture newspapers and newsletters.
Agriculture newspapers and newsletters can help you do a range of things that can help your business and planning: Track weather patterns and economic trends, check food prices, buy and sell farm equipment, read up on agricultural technology, find the latest research and more. When researching which agricultural publications to read, consider the following:
- Ag newspapers and journals that offer good blanket industry information are a must to keep your eye on the big picture.
- Reading ag publications that focus on specific agricultural regions in the country help you gain ideas from other areas by tracking successes and failures in each region.
- Finding agricultural publications that focus on specific aspects of the industry, such as sustainability or technology, help you gain and maintain strength in specific areas where your ag operation might be behind the curve.
Look up agricultural newspapers that cover the entire industryFarm newspapers, journals and the like that offer a cohesive look at the agricultural industry as a whole benefit anyone in agribusiness. Try these reputable publications for the latest farm industry news.
Find regional agricultural newspapersFarm newspapers that zero in on specific areas of the country can help you gauge how larger issues affecting agribusiness, such as weather and food prices, impact different agricultural centers of the country. Use these ag newspapers to find out how these areas cope with challenges and manage success.
Subscribe to agriculture newslettersAgriculture newsletters--particularly those you can subscribe to via email--offer excellent snippets of industry information on tight deadlines. These newsletters often sharpen their focus to one aspect of agribusiness, such as equipment or technology.
Sustag is an ag newsletter that keeps people interested in sustainable agriculture connected with the latest news and information on sustainable farming.
- Ag publications offer wonderful ways to connect with peers in the industry. Look to these publications as well for opportunities to advertise supplies and equipment or find new business partnerships.