FBN's Chief Economist, Kevin McNew, PhD
"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.