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DTN and The Progressive Farmer Win Big at the America Agricultural Editors' Association 2007 Awards.

DTN and The Progressive Farmer won a total of 36 awards including DTN's Chris Clayton award for 'Writer of the Year'

OMAHA, Neb. -- DTN and The Progressive Farmer were big winners at the American Agricultural Editors' Association awards ceremony on July 31 in Louisville, Kentucky. DTN, a leading business-to-business provider of real-time market, news and weather information services, and The Progressive Farmer, the leading farm magazine owned by DTN, received a total of 36 awards including 13 firsts, 15 seconds and three third place awards. In addition, the two editorial teams combined to win the 2007 Writer of the Year, Picture of the Year and Story of the Year awards.

"DTN is extremely proud of our writing and editorial staff at both DTN and The Progressive Farmer," said Robert Gordon, DTN chief executive officer. "As an information provider, we strive to provide DTN subscribers and readers of The Progressive Farmer with the most talented industry experts capable of producing content of the highest quality."

Awards for DTN and The Progressive Farmer include:

* DTN's Chris Clayton won Story of the Year for his series, "Katrina: One Year Later." The series also won a first place award in the human-interest category. Clayton also received the Writer of the Year award.

* The Progressive Farmer's Jim Patrico won four first place awards in photography and the award for Picture of the Year.

* The Progressive Farmer's Jamie Cole was awarded the first ever Andy Markwart Horizon Award for being "an AAEA member who embodies youthful vigor, energy, passion, dedication and creativity."

* DTN's Darin Newsom won a first place award in the humorous-article category for his column, "The Longhorn."

* DTN's Urban Lehner won a first place award in the issues category for his series, "Who's Afraid of the WTO?"

* DTN's Russ Quinn won a second place award in the breaking-news category for his column, "Rust Test Narrowed to Mahaska County."

* The Progressive Farmer's Greg Hillyer won a second place award in the technical-features category for his column, "Super Seeds."

* The Progressive Farmer's Des Keller and Dan Miller won a second place award in the team-story category for their article, "Finding Your Place."

* DTN's Chris Clayton won a third place award in the breaking-news category for his article, "Two U.S. BSE Cases for Rare Strain."

* The Progressive Farmer's design team led by Donovan Harris, Luann Smith and Jamie Cole won multiple creative awards including six firsts, eight seconds and one third place awards.

The American Agricultural Editors' Association serves as a forum for an open exchange of ideas among colleagues within the agriculture industry in order to foster professional excellence.

About The Progressive Farmer Magazine

Established in 1886, The Progressive Farmer offers a blend of practical lifestyle and agricultural information to meet the needs of people who own land and live in rural America. With more than 650,000 subscribers concentrated in the South and Midwest, The Progressive Farmer is the largest publication focusing on the information needs of the growing rural lifestyle market. The magazine, which is now owned by real-time market information services leader DTN, is available by subscription only, which can be ordered by calling (800) 292-2340 or visiting www.progressivefarmer.com.

About DTN

DTN, a private company based in Omaha, Neb., is the leading business-to-business provider of real-time market, news and weather information services to agriculture, energy trading markets and other weather-sensitive industries. The company delivers on-demand market information, commodity cash prices, industry news and in-depth analysis, and location-specific weather to over 120,000 subscribers through DTN for agriculture, refined fuels and trading markets, and DTN/Meteorlogix. Also, DTN owns and operates The Progressive Farmer magazine, the largest publication focusing on the information needs of the growing rural lifestyle market. The magazine reaches 3 million readers based on 650,000 subscribers. More information about DTN can be found at www.dtnag.com.

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