Jenny Schlecht

Jenny Schlecht

Editor

Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's editor. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, North Dakota — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

Jenny grew up on a farm and ranch outside Billings, Montana. She graduated from the University of Mary with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in psychology. She previously worked as a police and courts reporter and assistant city editor at the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune.
Jenny can be reached at jschlecht@agweek.com or 701-595-0425.

The first week of August started out low for the markets but rebounded by Friday, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Carah Hart of Red River Farm Network discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap. They talked changing weather forecasts, Ukraine grain shipments, U.S. export sales, yield potentials and more.
Listening sessions are underway for a new farm bill. What needs to be there and what doesn't?
Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management talk about the volatility in the market caused by hot temperatures, international stories, the economy and more on this week's Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems.
Cody Freeberg and Jeran Hughes were among the approximately 8,300 4-H members to participate in the North Dakota State Fair, held in Minot from July 22-30. That included members who entered static exhibits, those who competed in state-level contests like Project Expo and Clothing Revue, and those who brought and showed livestock.
"This is probably my favorite time of year as a farmer," said Thomas Shephard. "It's just beautiful around. With the potatoes, some people have come out in the summertime and think maybe we grow flowers because they look so beautiful."
On this week's Agweek Market Wrap, Don Wick of the Red River Farm Network and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Managent discuss the impact of the Ukraine-Russia deal regarding grain transportation on the wheat market, as well as what continued heat means for crops in the U.S.
Older canning recipes and procedures usually are not safe to use.
Helping a child prep for the county fair -- and then actually making it through the fair -- can help the adults in their life get in shape. But the County Fair Workout is one that only works for a limited time.
The week started out with funds trying to get out of commodity markets and finished the week with a bit of a recovery, Don Wick of Red River Farm Network said on this week's Agweek Market Wrap. Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management said weather is at the root of the recovery.
"The cool, dreary May meant that we kept pushing back our planting until it was a good week or two past the point we would have liked to have seeds and plants in the ground. But the weather warmed up, and we certainly haven't been dealing with drought."