Rob Hatchett

Senior Economist
Farm Journal Media


USDA Reflects Comfortable Global Soybean Outlook in June WASDE

Rob HatchettJun 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report on Tuesday, June 11. In its global production…


U.S. Biodiesel Output Rises in March, but Falls Below 2018 Levels

Rob HatchettJun 14, 2019

Data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed that the U.S. produced roughly 534 million liters of biodiesel in March 2019. This was up…


Argentina Labor Strike Shuts Key Port as Political Unrest Lingers

Rob HatchettJun 11, 2019

Labor unions in Argentina organized a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, May 29 that resulted in grounded flights, halted public transportation, limited hospitals to emergency care…

Soybean Meal

Study Shows Shorter Hold-Time for Conventional Soybean Meal Feed

Rob HatchettJun 9, 2019

Ongoing work sponsored by the U.S. Pork Checkoff, National Pork Producers Council, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the Institute of Feed Education and Research…


Optimism for U.S. Soybean Plantings Despite Slow Start

Rob HatchettJun 5, 2019

The press has focused on the slow pace of the 2019 U.S. corn planting season. While the same thing can be said for soybeans, there…


Commodity Funds Hold Record Net-Short Position in Soybean Market

Rob HatchettJun 1, 2019

The managed money group was shown to have amassed a record net-short position as of mid-May, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The managed…