Introducing FBN's New Chief Economist, Kevin McNew, PhD

FBN Network

Mar 07, 2018

We'd like to introduce you to Kevin McNew, PhD, and Farmers Business Network's Chief Economist.

"I’ve always been fascinated by grain markets, their volatile nature, and the role that economic and weather-based factors have in crop production, demand, and ultimately prices," says McNew.

McNew was raised on a farm in central Oklahoma and received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from North Carolina State University.

For over a decade, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and Montana State University, focusing on commodity markets. He has received numerous academic awards for his research and outreach work, and was (and still is) widely regarded for boiling down complex economic issues into easy-to-understand concepts for applied life.

McNew is one of the most well-respected industry experts on cash markets. As an analyst, Kevin's unique commentary on cash markets can be seen weekly on Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, and other publications. He also currently serves on the CFTC Sub-Committee on Futures Market Convergence issues. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics of risk management, biofuels, and new trading techniques.

Watch Kevin lead the "New Crops, New Markets: The Future of Premiums" panel at Farmer2Farmer 2017.

Topics covered:

  • What trends are emerging in specialty & conventional markets?

  • How can data help you capture premiums?

  • Hear from expert producers on their experiences and how you can profit.

Kevin is the brain behind a lot of the market intelligence we produce and leads our market intelligence and analytics efforts, in addition to being a driver of new crop marketing product development at the FBN℠ Network. Prior to joining FBN, Kevin was the President of GeoGrain, a data analytics company that collected and analyzed one of the world's largest cash grain-focused data sets.  

FBN Network

Mar 07, 2018