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Looking back on our 2020 favorite stories

Around Farm Progress Podcast highlights a COVID story, a family-focused business from the farm, and the profile of an icon

How do you wrap up a year like 2020? For Farm Progress, a positive way is to look back with some editors who share their insights on some key issues they covered during the year. This is the first of two episodes featuring six members of the editorial team.

For this episode, Chris Torres, American Agriculturist, shares a story he did in 2020 focused on a farmer who got COVID-19. The farmer survived, but Chris talks about what that experience meant not only to the farmer, but for him personally. Check out the original story too.

John Hart, Southeast Farm Press, shares the story of a family who weathered a challenge with their newborn son – it turned out well – but from that experience got the idea for a new business that uses some of their cotton. And you can read his original story here.

And we wrap up with Holly Spangler, Prairie Farmer, who talks about her in-depth profile of Orion Samuelson, an icon in agriculture. She shares insight on her day with Orion. You can start checking out her coverage with this story, but don't miss the full-week of articles.

Podcasts, a virtual farm show and more

Beyond Around Farm Progress we've got more podcasts to share. Check out all our podcast links at to keep up on not only Around Farm Progress but daily updates from Max Armstrong, and more.

And if you want quick access to top news from Farm Progress, sign up for our mobile text service by texting FARM to 20505. Note that there may be a text or data cost for using the service.

Farm Progress held its first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, which was an information-packed farm show including everything from field demonstrations to informative breakout sessions. The event went live recently and all the material, including the extensive trade show with hundreds of exhibitors, available at Check it out.

The podcast Around Farm Progress goes live online by 3 p.m. Central time each Friday and will engage editors from around the country. You can listen to this week's episode above or subscribe using your favorite podcast service just search "Around Farm Progress" and subscribe so you don't miss an episode.

Farmers are getting their information in new ways. Farm Progress is a leader in reaching them as needed. From top magazines around the country to one of the first agriculture-focused mobile apps from Farm Futures, to the leading television presence with This Week in Agribusiness, the company covers all media for agriculture.

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Photos by, from left, Travis Duffy, John Hart, Wales Hunter, NAFBduffy-woodard-samuelson.jpg

THREE TOP STORIES: From left, Travis Duffy, The Woodard Family and Orion Samuelson. All were featured during 2020.

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