HOW WEATHER, GEOPOLITICS, AND OTHER FACTORS ARE INFLUENCING AG PRICES
Throughout history, long-term changes in weather patterns, geopolitics, currency values, and interest rates have had an
exorbitant influence on the economics of the global agricultural system.
Many of these cycles through statistics and correlations have synchronized and culminated into their increased volatility framework for maximum impacts to all aspects of the agricultural food chain.
The mitigation of risks has become and will continue to be an area that greater resources will need to be directed towards to provide a pathway forward for sustainable and enduring Ag economics.
In this presentation, Hackett explains these various short, intermediate, and longer-term cycles mentioned above, and why they happen along with historical data on their impacts on production and prices. Emphasis will be placed on how producers
and end users can navigate this dramatic change in our weather patterns and price volatility patterns to alter their growing, cash-marketing, crop insurance, and hedging activities.
This presentation CAN be crafted to include specific Ag markets of interest. Both the long-term and short-term Ag price considerations will be discussed in detail based on how these cycle trends and other key metrics can provide a framework for proper preparation and execution of producer plans and budgets.
THE ERA OF WEATHER VOLATILITY
Why has weather volatility increased in recent years and why will this trend continue?
There are many variables that influence and increase weather volatility throughout history. Understanding what these drivers are, how long they typically last, and what they mean for global crop production trends, Ag price volatility and production costs will be paramount for managing long-term risks.
With this climate-focused presentation, longer-term climate cycles with historical statistics and correlations will be discussed
with the focus and goal to map out an action plan for execution.
Being prepared and aware of these risks are the key steps needed for establishing a vibrant ecosystem in agriculture. Climate and Price volatility can mean opportunity not liability for those in the Ag food chain.
HEDGING STRATEGIES FOR AG PRODUCERS AND GROWERS
This session will complement the main presentations above and provide a real-world hypothetical example of the steps, processes, and considerations to map out an action plan and implementation strategy of an effective cash/marketing/hedging plan.
Strong emphasis will be placed on the psychological, financial and local physical realities that are a key part of any successful strategy.
HEDGING STRATEGIES FOR AG BANKERS: HELPING FARM CUSTOMERS INCREASE PROFITABILITY
This session will complement the main presentations above and illustrates to bankers how they can help their farmer customers better utilize marketing/hedging strategies to increase their revenues in order to ensure loan performance as a sustainable banking customer