With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we want to take this time to thank the thousands of people who currently pay for an annual Agweek subscription. If you’re reading this, you likely already know that over the past 15 months, Agweek magazine moved to 100% paid print subscriptions and digital memberships, and we appreciate the support of the many subscribers who have joined us since then. We rely on subscriptions (alongside advertising) to fund our work.

Agweek has continued to serve Upper Midwest readers since launching a magazine in 1985, expanding our digital ag media products over the years to include the Agweek app, the Agweek Podcast and daily news on agweek.com. In 2015, AgweekTV debuted, and this week we air our 360th new and consecutive AgweekTV episode. The show airs 17 times across the Upper Midwest U.S on television affiliates, the WDAY app and on agweek.com, plus the audio is available on the Agweek Podcast.

News from Agweek provides a value to you, no matter if you're a farmer, rancher, agribusiness owner or employee, or some other type of agriculturalist who has an interest in staying close to the business of agriculture news, markets and policy.

In any business, one must keep up on what's happening. And as an industry facing massive innovation, agriculture is no different. We know you have quite a few options for your ag news. A lot of ag media outlets in the region simply plug press releases into newsprint or a website, rarely offering any independent, fact-checked reporting. But at Agweek, we take pride in getting out and talking to you, the people who work in agriculture, and telling your stories and the stories that matter to you.

No other ag media in the Upper Midwest delivers more in-depth, original ag reporting than Agweek. We have seven full-time ag journalists across North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota, plus additional content contributors who provide varying coverage whether your interests are in crops, livestock, policy or markets. Agweek brings you more than 250 years now of agriculture experience and journalism expertise across our editorial and reporter team.

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Here are some unique news examples that have appeared in Agweek in recent weeks that could help you make decisions for your enterprise or better understand what's happening in agriculture in our region:

While we are grateful for the thousands of subscribers who are already supporting this work, we have big ambitions ahead for Agweek that will only be possible with ongoing and expanded support from this community.

So, if you value agriculture news, want to support local journalists and would like to contribute to Agweek expanding our value offerings to farmers, business owners and others interested in the ag space, please consider supporting us with a subscription by going to agweek.com/subscribe.

By subscribing to Agweek, you aren’t just unlocking unlimited access to the agriculture news you want and need. You are becoming a vital part of what we do. As such, you have the opportunity to tell us what coverage interests you. You have the opportunity to learn and grow from our reporting. And we have the opportunity to grow with you.

Of course, subscriptions alone do not fund our work. Advertising is also an important part of getting our product in the hands of ag readers. Our sales and marketing team partners with hundreds of advertisers who choose Agweek as the place to advertise in print, digital and broadcast, reaching a targeted agriculture audience, bringing the marketing and sales results your ag, farm or ranch business needs to sustain and thrive.

Agweek is the best multimedia advertising choice for those wanting to reach farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest. Both advertisers and subscribers allow Agweek to continue to deliver 25 to 30 new agriculture news stories a week to you, or more than 1,300 agriculture stories you wouldn’t otherwise read in the course of a year.

Subscriptions and advertisements both help make Agweek possible. We could not do the work we do without them.

Our primary goal with Agweek is to offer subscribers and advertisers alike value they cannot get anywhere else. So, whether you’re an existing subscriber, a loyal advertiser or a reader still considering supporting our work, we would love to hear your feedback, listen to ideas on how we can better serve you or answer any questions you may have. Simply email me kpinke@agweek.com, send your news story ideas to news@agweek.com or contact ads@agweek.com to advertise.

Thank you for your support.

To read more of Katie Pinke's The Pinke Post columns, click here.

Pinke is the publisher and general manager of Agweek. She can be reached at kpinke@agweek.com, or connect with her on Twitter @katpinke.