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About Us 

Ag Information for a Dynamic World 

Agricultural producers and those making decisions impacted by the complex relationships that exist for world food, fiber, and other agriculturally derived goods need sound information and analysis. Incorporating critical signals from the marketplace, from Washington, and from experts who know the complicated business of agricultural production, distribution, and marketing is essential. For more than 90 years, Doane Advisory Services has been in the business of helping U.S. agriculture stay in touch with prices, trends and other critical business information 

Yes, the world of agriculture is dynamic, and the demand for trusted information and advice continues to grow. That's one reason Doane Advisory Services continues to expand. Our communication efforts and audiences are as dynamic as the world we do business in. We're providing trusted information to a dynamic world, and we want to help grow your business and the clients you serve. 

We're proud of our diverse product line and our broad reach


Doane's History 

Doane Advisory Services is the multi-media provider of choice for trusted information, advice and business solutions to agriculture. Our mission is built upon the legacy of our founder D. Howard Doane. He had an unwavering vision of a more efficient, productive agriculture, with its strength lying more in people than in the land. 

In 1919, Mr. Doane set course on a lifetime of work and was intent on helping producers apply enterprising character and their labor and management skills to successful farming operations. Doane Advisory Services has evolved over the last 92 years from D. Howard Doane's legendary vision. 

In 1916, Mr. Doane resigned from government work to be a trust company farm manager and appraiser. Other land owners soon came to him for help, and he saw the opportunity to create a new business venture. In 1919, he formed Doane Consulting Service in Poplar Bluff, MO. 

He moved the company to St. Louis in 1923, where he changed the name to Doane Agricultural Services and hired his first five employees. In addition to farm management, the young company did farm loan field work, rural appraising and farm accounting. 

Farm management as a profession took a leap forward during its infancy in the 1920s with the formation of the American Society of Farm Managers (later to include rural appraisers). Mr. Doane was active in organizing that association and in establishing the high standards followed to this day by its members. He served as its first president for nine years.

In 1938, a reference manual, which was regularly updated to provide current farming information to the company's farm manager staff was expanded into a bi-monthly newsletter called the DAS Agricultural Digest. The name was later changed to Doane's Agricultural Report. 

In 2005, Doane was acquired by Vance Publishing Corporation, a leading business-to-business integrated media company that serves the agriculture industry with respected brands such as Drovers CattleNetwork, Dairy Herd Management, Pork, The Packer and The Grower among others. Founded in 1937, Vance is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, with additional offices in Lenexa, KS, and St. Louis, MO.

In 2015, Doane was acquired by Farm Journal Media, one of America's most respected and recognized media brands. Farm Journal Media, is headquarted in Philadelphia, PA with additional offices in Rosemont, IL, Cedar Falls, IA, South Bend, IN, Mission, KS, Mexico, MO and Webster City, IA.