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Jenny Schlecht

Improving our coverage and service

Agweek has a long history of delivering important agriculture news and market information to the region. And that is something we're not going to stop anytime soon.

However, we will continue to look for the best ways to deliver that news and information.

For instance, in recent years, we've overhauled how we deliver market information. Agweek once called elevators throughout the region to report prices. With today's technology, farmers already have that information at their fingertips, making the information we were providing outdated by the time farmers read it. So, we have focused more on providing hard-to-find market information and expert analysis.

On the expert analysis front, we have partnered with Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management to provide weekly insights into what's going on with our region's most important ag products.

We will continue to explore how best to deliver that market information to our readers and viewers, using Agweek Magazine, AgweekTV, agweek.com and emerging platforms, like our Agweek Podcast. We welcome reader feedback. Please email me at jschlecht@agweek.com with any thoughts on how we could best serve you. Put "Market Feedback" in the subject line.

Another change you'll notice in Agweek Magazine is our People section. While in the past we've used that section to tell about awards, hirings, promotions and the like, we have decided that space could be better used to introduce you to people working across agriculture. I'm also taking suggestions for people we can feature.

We also want to remind readers that we welcome letters to the editor about agriculture issues. Including reader and viewer input is one way we can make sure we're covering what our customers want. Letters to the editor should be 250 words or less. Please include your name, address and telephone number in case we need to contact you. Send the letters to newsJenny Schlecht, 101 N. 5th St., Fargo, ND 58102.

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