Rob Hatchett

Senior Economist
Farm Journal Media


Brazilian Farmers Weigh Trade, Weather Ahead of Planting Season

Rob HatchettOct 4, 2019

As the U.S. market focuses on the weather as soybeans move into the final development stages of growth, Brazilian farmers are eyeing key factors that…


Argentine Farmers Mull Politics, Weather Ahead of Planting Season

Rob HatchettOct 1, 2019

While early soybean plantings have already begun in Brazil, farmers in Argentina face a later start as it is further from the equator and thus…


U.S. Soybean Crushings Steady in August

Rob HatchettSep 27, 2019

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued August soybean crush and stocks data on Monday, September 16. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing…


India Poised for Lower Oilseed Output in 2019/20

Rob HatchettSep 24, 2019

India’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) attaché office issued its Oilseeds and Products Update at the end of August. In the report, the Post trimmed its…


Statistics Canada Sees Lower Canadian Oilseed Output

Rob HatchettSep 20, 2019

Statistics Canada released updated 2019 Canadian crop production estimates on Wednesday, August 28. In the release, the agency saw lower than expected soybean and canola…


Cool Finish to Growing Season Eyed by U.S. Soybean Farmers

Rob HatchettSep 17, 2019

The general lateness of plantings for the 2019 U.S. soybean crop has many farmers hoping for an extended growing season in order to maximize yield…