Linda Smith

Linda H. Smith

Contributing grain analyst, Farm Futures

Linda Smith brings decades of experience writing about the business of farming and ranching. She studied economics, business management and international trade at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

During her time at top-tier ag publishing companies, she introduced farmers to computerized recordkeeping, analyzed multiple farm bills and government programs and reported on developments in crop insurance. She specialized in writing and editing how-to marketing articles and outlook reports.

Building on her expertise, Smith later wrote for two marketing advisory firms. She most recently represented farmers’ interests at Farm Credit Services of America in Omaha, Neb.

Though repeatedly recognized for her writing, Smith doesn’t write to win awards. Rather, she focuses on making complicated subjects easily understandable and meaningful to farmers.

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