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Jenny Schlecht


Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's director of ag content. She serves as editor of Agweek, Sugarbeet Grower and BeanGrower. 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.

A diverse group of more than 40 agribusinesses, farm groups and state departments of agriculture visited the Netherlands in mid April to strengthen trade relationships and look for new opportunities.
North Dakota has three soybean crush plants in the works. Those largely will produce soybean meal for animal feed. But a big and growing piece of the puzzle is biofuels made from soybean oil.
Randy Koenen of Red River Farm Network and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management discuss weather's impact on planting, exports and the hot cattle market on the Agweek Market Wrap.
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U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland granted a preliminary injunction halting the U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing or enforcing the new Waters of the United States rule.
Deep snowpack in parts of North Dakota is putting into question when exactly farmers in central and eastern North Dakota might be able to get tractors in fields.
A long, difficult winter definitely has been made easier by people like weather forecasters, smart school leaders, plow operators and helpful neighbors, Jenny Schlecht says.
Dana Ashford-Kornburger, national climate coordinator for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, said money from the Inflation Reduction Act will provide more funding for EQIP, CSP and more.
The USDA has put $3.1 billion into 141 projects expected to reach more than 60,000 farms and sequester as much carbon as removing 12 million gas-powered passenger vehicles from the road.
Small-town sporting triumphs pull a lot of people to big games. But the cows still need to get fed.
Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Don Wick of Red River Farm Network talk slow spring, planting expectations, interest rates, banking, Russia and livestock on the Agweek Market Wrap.