Tim Brusnahan, Richard A. Brock & Associates, and Chris Hurt, Purdue University, analyze and discuss the USDA’s August crop report in light of the drought that has ravaged a large portion of the U.S.
While it is clear that the size of the U.S. corn crop this year will be reduced, the drought will also have a significant impact on the protein market as it relates to the livestock sector.
Following their presentations, Mr. Brusnahan and Dr. Hurt answer questions posed by the moderator and webinar audience.This webinar is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry and part of the 2012 WattAgNet Webinar Series.
What You'll Learn:
Mr. Tim Brusnahan Vice President of ConsultingBrock & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Brusnahan is Vice President of Consulting and a Principle of Richard A. Brock & Associates, Inc., a commodity Trading Advisor & Commodity Pool Operator that provides commodity price forecasting, research analysis, hedging & procurement strategies for farm producers, dairy producers as well as for end users of hedgeable and non-hedgeable commodities. Richard A. Brock & Associates, Inc. serves as an advisor to many of the nations’s largest farm operations, agribusness firms, financial institutions and Fortune 500 Companies.Mr. Brusnahan has been a stable influence in the sometimes-volatile commodity industry. Prior to his employment with Brock Associates, Mr. Brusnahan was registered as an Associated Person with Gerstenberg & Co., a commodity retail brokerage firm in Chicago.
Dr. Chris HurtProfessorPurdue University
Professor Hurt joined the Purdue University department of agricultural economics in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. Professor Hurt's areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance. In extension education, he provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure, and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs. Recently he has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry, and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size midwestern farms.
Commented on: January 18, 2012
"Thank you and the entire team of WATT. Was a very good and interesting presentation."
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