It’s one of the first things you see whenever you read Southeast Farm Press, just below the name of the publication itself. It’s on our printed edition, our website and our daily e-newsletter – “Timely, reliable information for Southeastern agriculture.”
But it’s more than just a motto. It’s our promise to you, and that’s no small thing in this day and time.
The great irony of the “Information Age” or “Digital Revolution” is that while there is more information available than ever before – an estimated one billion websites on the Internet and growing – more of it is inaccurate than ever before. That’s no surprise. Digital technology allows for the instantaneous reporting of news and events. However, in the rush to be first with fast-breaking news, many outlets are simply getting it wrong.
The trick is to keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of new technology while at the same time maintaining integrity and trustworthiness. That is what we hope to accomplish each day with our multi-media efforts.
As we enter a new year, we hope you’ll continue to make us your No. 1 source for the information that’ll help you to make the best decisions possible for your farming operations and other agricultural enterprises. From the latest commodity prices and weather bulletins to the most in-depth writing about cutting-edge technology and successful producers, you’ll find it in our pages. We pledge to work hard every day to earn and maintain your trust, and if you have any suggestions on how we can better do our jobs, we hope you’ll let us know.
For many years now, the printed edition of The New York Times has carried the motto “All the news that’s fit to print.” Later, when the paper introduced its website, it adapted the motto to “All the news that’s fit to click.” Whether you’re reading the printed version of Southeast Farm Press or clicking through our website or e-newsletter, be assured that it’s all “Timely, reliable information for Southeastern agriculture.”
Here’s wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year, and, as always, thanks for reading.