Ben Nuelle will join the Agri-Pulse editorial team in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, where he will write and broadcast for the company’s subscription-only newsletter and website.

“I am so excited to have Ben on board,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “He was a freelancer for us while he worked at the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network and we’ve continued to be impressed by his interest in the intersection of policy and politics.”

“Ben will continue to help us expand the largest editorial team focused on agriculture and rural policy in Washington, D.C.” Wyant added.

Nuelle grew up on a hay and cattle farm near Higginsville, Mo., and studied multimedia journalism at Northwest Missouri State University, where he worked for KXCV/KRNW radio as a news anchor and reporter. He also studied economics at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., and interned for Radio America. Most recently, Nuelle served as an agriculture specialist for Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst.

“With today’s political climate surrounding issues like trade, biofuels, and the farm bill, I am eager to bring producers the information they need to know,” Nuelle says.

He is a recipient of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Doan Award and the Institute on Political Journalism Director’s Award. Nuelle is also an accomplished pianist, often showcasing his talent in church, at weddings, and in front of two National FFA audiences.