Rob Hatchett

Senior Economist
Farm Journal Media


August USDA Inputs Prove Somewhat Supportive for Soybean Market

Rob HatchettAug 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its 2019 U.S. soybean planted area estimate to 31.039 million hectares from its June acreage forecast at 32.391…


Research Points to Reduced Fertilizer Needs for Soybeans

Rob HatchettAug 9, 2019

According to a press release from Purdue University, agronomists may have identified a process that may one day lead to higher-yielding soybean plants that are…


2018/19 U.S. Soybean Export Program Entering its Final Stage

Rob HatchettAug 6, 2019

As the calendar approaches the final days of July, the U.S. soybean export program is approaching the final month of the 2018/19 marketing year. This…


Summer Heatwave Seen Lowering European Rapeseed Output

Rob HatchettAug 2, 2019

Record-high temperatures have been reported across France and Germany in the waning days of July, making this the second set of new record-high temperatures experienced…


Indian Monsoon Improving After a Slow Start

Rob HatchettJul 30, 2019

Earlier this summer, we had highlighted what was a poor beginning to India’s annual Southwest Monsoon season.  As a reminder, India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) tracks…


New Chinese Feed Mill Breaks Ground

Rob HatchettJul 26, 2019

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in late May at a new feed mill in China’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic zone that is expected to begin producing aquaculture feed…