ST. CHARLES, ILL., 07-06-2012 - The growing threat of drought across the Midwest is cutting into crop yields and raising concerns for growers, including areas that have had recent rains. DatelineDrought.com has been developed by Farm Progress to provide coverage of the unfolding drought conditions; the website provides drought news from its family of local state and regional agricultural magazines, along with Farm Futures, the nation's leading magazine serving large-scale ag producers.
DatelineDrought.com includes a daily updated video. Most video segments will include a summary hosted by Max Armstrong, Farm Progress broadcast director, and news articles from Farm Progress' extensive staff of editors located throughout the nation.
"In six minutes you can watch the video posted on DatelineDrought.com and get the full agricultural drought impact across the nation," said Willie Vogt, Farm Progress editorial director. "Max Armstrong will host many of the daily updated videos and three times each week we'll feature Greg Soulje with the weather perspective and Bryce Knorr will provide daily market impact coverage."
In the video, Armstrong gives the daily drought news overview, Greg Soulje, This Week In Agribusiness agricultural meteorologist, covers the drought progress across the Corn Belt and Bryce Knorr, Farm Futures senior editor, provides insight on how the drought is impacting the commodity markets.
In addition to the video, the site features detailed reports from individual states and regions covered by Farm Progress' award-winning on-staff editorial team; the company's editors live and work near the readers they serve. Currently the DatelineDrought.com provides 17 geographical report areas; additional areas will be added, if the drought progresses.
Farm Progress' editorial tradition is one of excellence and one that is trusted and relied upon by this nation's farmers and ranchers. A credo our editors and everyone in our organization takes very seriously. The extensive Farm Progress network of 32 on-staff editors give our publications "on the ground clout" unequalled by other ag media organizations. It's all part of Farm Progress' position as the industry's Agricultural Information Leader™.