Economist’s Angle

Economist’s Angle: Food vs. Fuel?

November 4, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The last Economist’s Angle focused on the rise of renewable diesel. The growth is being driven by demand for the properties of the fuel in existing biofuel markets and ...

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Economist’s Angle: Renewable Diesel Explained

October 7, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist & Alan Weber • M4 Consulting and Senior Advisor to NBB Soybean prices have seen a remarkable recovery the past year after an extended period of depression. While multiple ...

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Economist’s Angle: What’s Going on With Fertilizer Prices?

September 2, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist Fertilizer prices have been on a nearly vertical climb the past year with some types almost doubling over the period. Factors on both the supply and demand sides of ...

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Economist’s Angle: Soybean Crop Conditions and Yield

August 5, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist USDA will release its first soybean yield estimates based on producer surveys and field sampling next week, August 12. This data will provide the first on-the-ground, official glimpse of ...

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Economist’s Angle: The June Acreage Report That Moved Too Little

July 1, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The March prospective plantings report provided a surprise to the market with fewer soybean and corn acres than expected. After that surprise, all eyes turned to USDA’s first report ...

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