Last updated on September 27th, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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- Overall, we rate AgDaily Least Biased based on balanced story selection that relates to their genre and balanced editorials. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2003 (domain registration), AgDaily is a news and opinion website covering farming and the agriculture industry. According to their contact page, they are based in Michigan and state “AGDAILY, an all-digital farming, and rural lifestyle publication is among the fastest-growing agricultural outlets in the United States.” The current managing editor is Ryan Tipps.
Funded by / Ownership
AgDaily is a bit vague regarding ownership, but it appears to be a part of the Carbon Media Group, which claims to operate hundreds of websites. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website publishes news and information regarding agriculture from a variety of writers and bloggers. The website features video and breaks news into categories by region as well as sections such as lifestyle, weather, crops, livestock, and technology. Articles and headlines typically rely on low emotional wording such as this GreenPoint AG announce billion dollar agronomy merger. This story is properly sourced to the GreenPoint AG website. In another story Biological control agents can protect soybeans from sudden death there is proper sourcing to a scientific journal.
Editorially, AgDaily only reports on political issues as it relates to agriculture and farming with minimal bias such as this Farm groups warn Congress of major ag inspection shortfall. Further, when it comes to science they support the consensus on climate change and GMOs. Finally, they also combat misinformation from purveyors of pseudoscience such as the Food Babe. In general, the news is reported factually and from a pro-science and low biased perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate AgDaily Least Biased based on balanced story selection that relates to their genre and balanced editorials. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/5/2020)