Senior Account Executive, Grain Strategist
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Mr. Gidel an Agricultural Economist with extensive experience in the brokerage industry analyzing and trading futures and options prices.

Jerry began his career in 1977 as a Feedgrain Analyst & Consultant at FGL after completing graduate studies at Iowa State University in ... more

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Pre-USDA Ag Forum S&D Ideas - What Will China’s Ag Imports Be During The 2020/21 US Crop Year?
The market will be looking closely at this week’s Ag Forum projections for insights on the US/China trade deal impact on US overseas demand.
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USDA February Crop & S&D Updates
February’s USDA world crop and US supply/demand re- ports had some revisions. However, the cloud of the Chinese coronavirus health problem seems to have limited the market’s reaction to the lower than the trade’s US expectations.
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China’s Health Emergency Prompting Trade Deal Concerns
Talk of Chinese grain deal details being revealed on the USDA Feb 11 update are circulating.
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Pre-Feb US/World S&D Report - China’s Health Emergency Prompting Trade Deal Concerns
However, last month’s US/China trade deal has many expecting some demand signs of how the Chinese might reach their $40 Billion ag commitment.
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2020 US Planting Estimates
2020’s US major crop area could rebound to 251.4 million. This area will be 2.5 million less than in 2018 and the smallest total US seeding level since 2011, except for last year.
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US Crops Slightly Higher, But US/China Trade Deal Offers Support
2019’s US January crop and December stocks updates again provided some market twists and turns. Instead of declines in outputs and yields, the USDA lower harvested corn & bean areas and raised yields resulting in slightly larger crops.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BAL iPath B Bloomberg Cotton Ttl Ret ETN
CANE Teucrium Commodity Trust
CORN Teucrium Corn ETF
COWTF iPath Bloomberg Livestock SubTR ETN
DBA PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund
FUD E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Food ETN
JJATF iPath Bloomberg Agriculture SubTR ETN
JJGTF iPath Bloomberg Grains SubTR ETN
JJOFF iPath Bloomberg Coffee SubTR ETN
RJA ELEMENTS Rogers Agriculture ETN
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SOYB Teucrium Commodity Trust
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund
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Senior Account Executive and Grain Strategist
Price Futures Group
June 2016 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Chief Feed Grain Analyst
Rice Dairy
February 2012 - May 2016 (4 years 4 months)
Broker/Analyst
North America Risk Management Services
April 2003 - February 2012 (9 years)
Senior Grain Analyst
Dean Witter Reynolds
February 1992 - November 1998 (6 years 11 months)

Education

Iowa State University
Graduate work
1974 / 1977
Agricultural Economics
Iowa State University
BS
1968 / 1972
Ag. Business - Marketing

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