AgDay Celebrates 40th Anniversary as the Newscast of Record for U.S. Agriculture

Lenexa, Kan., (Aug. 16, 2022) – This week AgDay TV launched its 40th season of serving the nation’s farmers and agricultural industry through its award-winning, nationally-syndicated daily newscast. Viewers across the country watch the agriculture news program each morning on 121 affiliate stations and RFD-TV, reaching more than 53 million viewers each year.

“Farm Journal is proud of AgDay’s legacy in delivering the news farmers, ranchers and growers across the country need to run their operations,” said Charlene Finck, president of Farm Journal. “Our industry-leading broadcast programs reach the largest audience in agriculture and set the standard in reporting the news and issues that are most important to America’s farmers and ranchers.”

AgDay was a pioneer in syndicated television along with programs like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Wheel of Fortune”. The program was responsible for many local TV stations adding morning news to their programming lineup. AgDay launched in 1982 by satellite —

brand new technology at the time — on a handful of local affiliates. Farm Journal acquired the show in 1998, adding national television to its industry-leading print publications. Clinton Griffiths has served as host of AgDay for the last 12 years, taking over the news desk when long-time host Al Pell retired in 2010.

“I have been in the anchor chair with AgDay for more than a decade now and it feels like I’m just getting started,” said Griffiths. “While it has gone quickly, it is also clear that Farm Journal continues to invest in the program. This year alone, AgDay debuted a new set and added veteran journalist and farm broadcaster Michelle Rook to the staff. There is no better place to follow the latest news impacting agriculture than AgDay TV.”

AgDay is one of four industry-leading broadcast programs owned by Farm Journal. Other programs include U.S. Farm Report (acquired in 2007), hosted by Tyne Morgan, and Machinery Pete TV (launched in 2014), led by Greg ‘Machinery Pete’ Peterson. Farm Journal also reaches America’s farmers with AgriTalk (acquired in 2013), the first nationally-syndicated daily radio show hosted by Chip Flory.

To watch AgDay or other Farm Journal broadcast programs, check your local or cable TV listings, go to or subscribe to Farm Journal’s YouTube channel at

About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 146 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

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