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Panel Discussion on Drought During a Special Edition of Market to Market

posted on August 22, 2012

Panel Discussion on Drought During a Special Edition of Market to Market

The worst drought in 50 years is pushing grain and oilseed prices into record territory.

This week on a special edition of Market to Market, we’ll examine the economic impact of drought with a panel of experts.

  • Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is a fourth-generation farmer from Spirit Lake.
  • Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss examines conditions in rural parts of a dozen states each month to compile Rural Main Street Index. 
  • Sue Martin, Commodity analyst, was among the first women in her field, and she’s been a fixture on Market to Market for decades. 
  • Jamey Kohake, a relatively new addition to the Market to Market “stable” of analysts, Jamey is commodities broker with Paragon Investments in Topeka Kansas. 

We'll explore the following topics:

  • Grain Marketing
  • Option Strategies
  • Impact on Main Street
  • Impact on Wall Street
  • Yield prospects

What is your question?

Leave your inquiry below or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter. You can even use the hashtag #MtoM.

We’ll devote the entire program to the Great Drought of 2012.

Join us this weekend for discussion on these topics impacting rural America and onto Wall Street.

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