The American Farm Bureau Federation announces the launch of Market Intel, a new series of market intelligence reports available at and on Twitter (@FBMarketIntel). Market Intel will provide timely market intelligence on the agricultural economy for farmers, ranchers, lawmakers and consumers, according to AFBF.

“Soybeans Trumping Corn in 18 States” by AFBF’s Dr. John Newton, is the first Market Intel report in the new series. It features insights on the implications of the Agriculture Department’s just-released Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports. 

“Our aim with Market Intel is to analyze current events in agriculture – related to both crops and livestock – through an economic lens,” said Newton, AFBF’s director of market intelligence. “The timely market intelligence on the agricultural economy that we provide will be useful for farmers, lawmakers and consumers. Farmers and ranchers will find Market Intel to be a useful decision-making resource for marketing and planting.”

Led by AFBF Chief Economist Dr. Bob Young, a trio of young gun economists at AFBF will share the latest on today’s agricultural market intelligence through regular Market Intel updates.

Newton earned his doctorate in agricultural economics at The Ohio State University and focuses on agricultural commodity markets, risk management and farm bill programs; Economist Katelyn McCullock holds a master’s in agricultural economics from Colorado State University and specializes in economic analysis of animal health and welfare, organic standards for livestock, and livestock and dairy markets; and Economist Veronica Nigh holds a master’s in economics from American University and analyzes how shifts in policy related to international trade, environmental issues, transportation, labor, food safety and taxes affect the agricultural economy.

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