These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Overall, we rate AGWeb Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2000, AgWeb is one of the Farm Journal’s many media outlets such as Pro Farmer, AgDay, U.S. Farm Report, and Top Producer.Farm Journal was launched in 1877 by Wilmer Atkinson in Philadelphia. In 1935, the Pew family acquired the Farm Journal. In 1994, The Tribune Company purchased the Farm Journal. Then in 1998, the Farm Journal acquired Pro Farmer and AgDay TV which is a syndicated daily TV program presented in magazine format. Finally, in 2010, the Farm Journal established the non-profit, Farm Journal Foundation. The Chief Executive Officer of Farm Journal Corp. is Andrew J. Weber, Jr. AgWeb describes itself as “the farmer’s source for agriculture news online.” AgWeb focuses on delivering the latest articles on farming, and agribusiness.
Editorially, AGWeb reports political news as it relates to agriculture with minimal bias. Further, they take pro-science positions regarding GMO safety and Climate Change. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
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Overall, we rate AGWeb Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/28/2020)