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2022’s most-read online stories

See which stories generated the most interest this year.

Chris Torres

December 22, 2022

1 Min Read
Scott’s Roasting LLC small concession trailer
FARM TO STADIUM: Scott’s Roasting LLC of Bellefonte, Pa., partnered with New Holland on its Farm to Stadium initiative, selling concessions in a small trailer lined with New Holland insignia. A story written on the initiative in September was one of the most read stories on American Agriculturist online in 2022. Courtesy of Amanda Rae Scott

Thousands of readers scrolled the webpages of American Agriculturist, Michigan Farmer and Ohio Farmer in 2022. Among the most popular topics were farm business and vegetable news, as well as information on commodities and cash grain bids.

Master Farmer stories were also popular on all three websites, along with stories featured in our Barn Spotlight series. Here’s a rundown of some of the most-read online stories of 2022:

New Holland initiative brings ag to Penn State fans. New Holland partnered with a local hog farmer to sell locally grown concession items at Penn State games this season. Read more at bit.ly/PSUpork.

Are your walnut trees veneer or timber quality? This story is an oldie but a goodie. It’s a story about forest management written by Nebraska Farmer editor Curt Arens. Read more at bit.ly/forestveneer.

6 ways to maximize winter forage yield. Written in 2021, a lot of readers were interested in learning about how to manage their forage for maximum yield. Read more at bit.ly/maxforage.

3 tips for sidedressing nitrogen fertilizer on your corn crop. Another oldie but a goodie, readers still enjoyed reading this article from 2015 on the best tips for sidedressing nitrogen on corn. Visit bit.ly/sidedresstips to learn more.

Once corn is planted, how long will it take to come up? This Wallaces Farmer story delves into the tools available to farmers to track corn emergence. Read more at bit.ly/cornemergence.

Antique tractors cruise Mighty Mac. The 15th annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing and Show garnered a lot of attention with online readers. The two-story package is available at bit.ly/mightytractors.

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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