Thanks to Owen Taylor— who posted this update on Friday, April 3 at his blog.
Keith Good, Editor Of Farm Policy, Winds Down His News Service– Content That Mattered
Keith Good wrapped up his FarmPolicy web coverage this week. For the last 12-plus years he has kept the agricultural community informed about the latest developments in Washington and farm-related trends in the U.S. and abroad.
Through the years, he tracked down thousands of articles and pieces of analysis, summarized them in a keen, precise way and then gave his readers the links needed if they cared to read more.
It looked simple enough, but anyone who’s ever tried to do that kind of reportage will tell you it’s arduous work. Keith did it well and did bushel baskets of it year after year.
He graciously allowed us to include his findings on our web pages, for which we are grateful beyond measure. We have ways of tracking web activity and always saw a flock of clicks to Keith’s reports early every morning as soon as we posted them. He developed a following in all parts of this republic, based on the web traffic he generated.
Debra L. Ferguson, our news editor and a partner in this company, recently referred to Keith as “the best-informed man in agriculture.” In the years that we have carried Keith’s reports, she probably has read nearly every word that he’s written, so she speaks with some authority. He made her and thousands of other people better informed along the way.
Keith looked at farm policy and the broader ag landscape from several vantage points. He earned a masters in ag economics and became an attorney who, among other things, is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C.
He indicated sometime back that he was winding down his coverage. We hoped he would change his mind but now have the final word.
By Owen Taylor