Student, Creighton University, 1959.
Reporter, United Press International, Omaha, 1957-1959;
bureau chief, sales manager, United Press International, Sioux Falls, South Dakot/ Milwaukee, 1959-1963;
managing editor, Madison (South Dakot) Daily Leader, 1963-1968;
editor, East River Guardian, Madison, 1968-1969;
public relations director, American Public Power Association, Washington, 1970-1972;
press secretary, Sen. George McGovern, Washington, 1973-1974;
chief clerk, Sen. Agriculture Committee, Washington, 1975-1976;
assistant secretary, unites states department Agriculture, Washington, 1977-1980;
editor, owner, The Food & Fiber Letter, 1981-1993;
editor, owner, The Webster Agricultural Letter, Arlington, since 1993.
Television news correspondent, Market to Market, Des Moines, 1981-1986, Food Business Network, Washington, 1987-1988, Rural Free Delivery-television, Omaha, 1988-1989, Nation's Business Today, Washington, 1988-1989.
President South Dakot Consumer's League, Madison, 1966-1968, Madison Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1964. Vice president South Dakot Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965. Vice president Consumer Federation American, 1964-1972.
Member Call to Action, Rosslyn Renaissance.
Married Marilyn Kay Johnson, July 18, 1959. Children: Mary Burke, James R., John W., Joseph C.