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Jerry Hagstrom is a columnist for National Journal. He writes and publishes The Hagstrom Report, a daily email newsletter on agriculture and for DTN, an Omaha-based agricultural news service, Agweek, which is published in Grand Forks, N.D., and for the Capital Press, a West Coast agricultural newspaper.

Prior to his role as a columnist, Hagstrom covered agriculture and politics for National Journal. In the 1980s he pioneered the magazine's coverage of the political consulting industry. He is the author of Beyond Reagan: The New Landscape of American Politics; To Be, Not To Be Seen: The Mystery of Swedish Business; and, with Neal R. Peirce, of The Book of America: Inside 50 States Today.

Hagstrom grew up on a North Dakota farm homesteaded by his grandparents. He is a graduate of the University of Denver and has been a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and a research fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University. He lectures frequently in the United States and abroad. The American Journalism Review has named Hagstrom one of its "unsung heroes" for "sterling work in the shadows" covering agriculture.

Latest From Jerry Hagstrom

Small Farm Program Paying Big Dividends

Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman honored for crafting a program that is helping feed the world.

It's Not Been Working on the Railroads

Farmers in northern states are facing a crisis this harvest season because of poor service from rail carriers.

EPA Chief Won't Ditch the Waters Rule, But She Is Digging for Answers

Gina McCarthy is reaching out to critics in the farm community and pledging to respond to their concerns.

Farmers Used Facebook to Harvest Votes for Cochran

Farmers for Thad have proven that social media can work with an older, rural, Republican audience.

Hillary Clinton's Speech to Food Industry Lacks Fresh Vision for Future

If she does decide to run in 2016, she will need an infusion of imagination to keep her ahead of the competition.

It's Time to Protect School-Cafeteria Workers From Their Own Food Fight

The School Nutrition Association, which represents those who make school meals, faces internal battles over the national push to serve healthier food.

Documentary on Obesity Lacks Policy Muscle

"Fed Up" focuses on the food industry's failure to dish up nutritious options.

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Small Farm Program Paying Big Dividends

Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman honored for crafting a program that is helping feed the world.

It's Not Been Working on the Railroads

Farmers in northern states are facing a crisis this harvest season because of poor service from rail carriers.

EPA Chief Won't Ditch the Waters Rule, But She Is Digging for Answers

Gina McCarthy is reaching out to critics in the farm community and pledging to respond to their concerns.

Farmers Used Facebook to Harvest Votes for Cochran

Farmers for Thad have proven that social media can work with an older, rural, Republican audience.

Hillary Clinton's Speech to Food Industry Lacks Fresh Vision for Future

If she does decide to run in 2016, she will need an infusion of imagination to keep her ahead of the competition.

It's Time to Protect School-Cafeteria Workers From Their Own Food Fight

The School Nutrition Association, which represents those who make school meals, faces internal battles over the national push to serve healthier food.

Documentary on Obesity Lacks Policy Muscle

"Fed Up" focuses on the food industry's failure to dish up nutritious options.

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