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Michael Johnson

News editor

Michael Johnson joined Agweek in 2022 as the news editor. He grew up on a dairy farm north of Verndale, Minn., where he raised cattle, pigs, ducks and renowned sweet corn.

He previously worked for the Barnesville Record Review and Clay County Historical Society out of Barnesville, Minn.; reported for the Gillette News Record in Gillette, Wyo.; served as editor of the Leader-News in Washburn, ND and the Underwood News in Underwood, ND; covered outdoor news for the Brainerd Dispatch as the community editor in Brainerd, Minn., and after a brief escape from the deadlines of newspapers came back as a reporter for the Wadena Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus, before an opportunity to serve as the editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal in 2018.

He now covers all things agriculture especially in the areas of central Minnesota.

Pronouns: He/him
Languages: English

Egg prices reached record highs in December 2022 and have now surpassed $5 per dozen in supermarkets across the region.
Two more are still facing litigation including Winona Laduke, who was jailed in Wadena County Jail for three days following the incident.
Wadena County is among a number of area counties focused on loosening the grip mental illness has on the area.
The Wadena, Minnesota, man suffered a major setback when COVID-19 put him out of commission during last year's potato harvest.
LaDuke faces charges of trespassing and refusal to leave the site of the Line 3 pipeline construction along with 6 others.
The journey for chef Martin Schmidlin to arrive in America with his family was difficult but worthwhile.
Authorities continue to ask for help in gathering any information about what may have happened to Carla Beth Anderson, who disappeared 34 years ago.
Authorities continue to ask for help in gathering any information about what may have happened to Carla Beth Anderson, who disappeared 34 years ago.
Vergas hunter has been applying just four years when she was selected for Minnesota's once-in-a -lifetime elk hunt in Kittson County.
Alexandria's Drake Herd solidifies Angler of the Year spot with a sixth place finish on final day.