Online readers of The Country Today will notice some changes in the digital version of the newspaper in the coming weeks.

Starting Dec. 3, visitors to our website will be asked to register to be able to read articles at www.thecountrytoday.com. The registration is part of the transition of our website that, starting later this winter, will require an online subscription in order for readers to have full access to every story.

Readers will still have free access to several stories, but for full access to every story, a digital subscription will be required. Subscribers to the print edition and e-edition will have digital access to all website content included with their subscription. Digital-only subscriptions also will be available.

“We understand that news consumers’ habits are changing, with more readers opting to get their news from laptops, tablets and smart phones,” said The Country Today Editor Heidi Clausen. “Paid subscriptions, both print and digital, will allow The Country Today to continue our award-winning journalism as we work diligently to provide information important to the agriculture industry and rural communities throughout the state.”