Title: Contributing editor
Resides: Arlington, Va.
Hometown: Fulton, Ill.
Education: Sangamon State University
Expertise: U.S. food and agriculture policy
Editor of the daily electronic newsletter Ag Insider published by the Food and Environment Reporting Network and contributor to agriculture.com.
The slow-talking son of an Illinois farm family, I have covered U.S. food and agriculture policy in its many forms since 1988, from farm bills (six so far) and crop insurance reform to school lunch, ag research, biofuels and the Dietary Guidelines.
Master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting, Sangamon State University; bachelor's degree in political science, Western Illinois University