Ed Maixner

Ed Maixner

Editor, The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
Maixner was a student of news writing, agriculture and public policy before starting as editor of in 2003. Raised on a ranch in western North Dakota, he kept a foot in the family farm and the farm news beat through 20 years with North Dakota newspapers – interrupted to study economics and finance while finishing an MA degree in journalism as a Kiplinger fellow at Ohio State University. Ed worked on legislation in agriculture, natural resources and international trade as an aide in the U.S. House and Senate, then ran a Washington, D.C., agricultural news bureau before joining Kiplinger. He was president of the North American Agricultural Journalists in 2011-12.
Foods Raising Your Grocery Bill in 2013
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Foods Raising Your Grocery Bill in 2013

October 26, 2016
Bringing Back the Bees
business

Bringing Back the Bees

Gardeners and others are joining a broad new effort to replenish the nation’s hard-hit bee population.
September 3, 2013
A Bigger Kingdom for King Corn
business

A Bigger Kingdom for King Corn

As you munch your summer corn, farmers are growing more of it — way more of it — and investors are cashing in.
July 19, 2013
Rising Cost of Your Summer Cookout
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Rising Cost of Your Summer Cookout

Ah, the temperature is high and the living is easy.
January 1, 2012
10 Insect Superheroes
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10 Insect Superheroes

You might have heard the buzz: Our payback for the warm winter and early spring will be larger-than-usual hordes of mosquitoes, midges, aphids, termit…
January 1, 2012
10 Bad Bugs that Bug Us Most
business

10 Bad Bugs that Bug Us Most

Bugs surround us.
January 1, 2012
8 Ways the Drought Will Affect You
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8 Ways the Drought Will Affect You

This year's drought, which is toasting more than half of the U.S., is the nation’s worst since the 1950s.
January 1, 2012
Eager World Awaits American Crop Bounty
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Eager World Awaits American Crop Bounty

in the face of dwindling stocks of major field crops and fears of global shortages.
March 21, 2011
Consumers Face Higher Food Prices
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Consumers Face Higher Food Prices

Rising farm costs prompt a price upswing in the grocery aisles
November 17, 2010
Egg Recall Will Spur Congress to Act
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Egg Recall Will Spur Congress to Act

There's nothing like truckloads of germy eggs to grab lawmakers' attention.
August 27, 2010
Push for Healthier Diets Means Big Industry Change
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Push for Healthier Diets Means Big Industry Change

Americans haven’t responded well to urgings, so governments, doctors and employers are getting tough.
May 2, 2010
A Renewed Global Focus On Helping the Hungry
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A Renewed Global Focus On Helping the Hungry

Rebounding global ag commodity prices add a sense of urgency to fighting hunger.
December 30, 2009
Lower Food Prices Hit Farmers, Help Grocers
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Lower Food Prices Hit Farmers, Help Grocers

Next year will tell a similar tale, though look for grocery store prices to edge up by year-end.
October 25, 2009
Centrist Lincoln Takes Helm of Senate Ag Panel
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Centrist Lincoln Takes Helm of Senate Ag Panel

Count on Sen.
September 25, 2009
Farm Spending Soars, But No One Notices
business

Farm Spending Soars, But No One Notices

With lawmakers focused on who's too big to fail, what's happening to the farm subsidies seems too little for Congress to notice.
June 30, 2009
When Bad Peanut Butter Does Some Good
business

When Bad Peanut Butter Does Some Good

All the alarming news about bad peanut butter, tainted baby formula and other food scares may have some benefit.
February 18, 2009
McCain's Shaky Farm Bill Facts
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McCain's Shaky Farm Bill Facts

 McCain has a legitimate complaint, for example, about corn.
May 20, 2008