WASHINGTON, December 31, 2012 - Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. announced today that Derrick Cain has joined the company to serve as Senior Editor.

“We are delighted to have an experienced reporter like Derrick join our team on Capitol Hill as we continue to expand our coverage of farm, food and rural policy issues in 2013,” explained Editor Sara Wyant. “He will help us build on the strong foundation we’ve already established for investigative and enterprise reporting.”

Cain brings more than eight years of experience, reporting about news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and agriculture-related legislation in the U.S. Congress, including detailed coverage of the 2002 and 2008 farm bills.

As a congressional reporter for more than 12 years who most recently worked for Bloomberg BNA, Cain reported on hundreds of congressional hearings and mark-ups, bills, and floor debates in both chambers. He covered several federal departments and agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Postal Service, and Amtrak.

In addition to his daily reporting duties, Cain has appeared on C-SPAN and the National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show, providing insight on current policy-related issues. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

About Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. is a multi-media firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Camdenton, Mo., providing subscribers with a comprehensive weekly report of the latest in agricultural information and daily updates on www.Agri-Pulse.com

With more than 75 years of combined experience in agricultural coverage on Capitol Hill, the Agri-Pulse staff provides high quality, in-depth coverage of key agricultural and rural issues, congressional hearings and meetings with members of Congress and the administration.