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What does the weakening La Niña mean for U.S. crops & downstream impacts?

Thursday, August 4, 2022
9.30 AM CST | 10.30 AM EDT | 3.30 PM BST

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Key discussion points included:
  • U.S. Summer Weather Impacts and Harvest Outlook
  • La Niña Update: Atlantic Hurricane Impacts and U.S. Winter Preview
  • 2022/23 U.S. Corn/Soybean Yield and Production Outlooks
  • U.S. Corn and Soybean Exports Outlooks for 2022/23
  • U.S. Corn and Soybean Demand Outlooks
Meet our speakers
Dong Soon Choi
Agricutlure Senior Analyst
Refinitiv, an LSEG Business

Dong Soon Choi (Senior Analyst) leads the forecasting of area, yield and production of several major grain and oilseed crops in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Argentina for Refinitiv Agriculture Research. Prior to joining Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters he worked at LG Economic Research Institute as a senior agricultural and natural resource economist in charge of microeconomic research and market analysis for LG Corporation. Dong Soon earned his undergraduate degree from New York University and completed graduate studies at Columbia University and Penn State University.
Orlando Rodriguez
Agriculture Research Analyst
Refinitiv, an LSEG Business

Orlando Rodriguez is a Market Analyst in the Agriculture Research team at Refinitiv. Orlando holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Zamorano University and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Horticulture from Purdue University. Before joining Refinitiv, Orlando worked in the agricultural banking industry in Latin America and possesses research experience in the financial and economic farmers’ decision-making process in the U.S. Orlando’s work at Refinitiv focuses on the demand side analysis for corn, wheat, and soybeans..
Isaac Hankes
Senior Weather Research Analyst
Refinitiv, an LSEG Business

Positioned within the Agriculture and Weather research team at Refinitiv, Isaac Hankes leads weather forecasting efforts specializing in seasonal outlooks.
Isaac Hankes is an atmospheric scientist working to providing insight on the intersection between anomalous weather (heat waves, drought, flooding, hurricanes, cold air outbreaks, severe weather, etc.) and its impacts on commodities markets (agriculture, energy, shipping, etc.). His past (publications) and ongoing research (articles) at Refinitiv reflect a commitment to improving the understanding and communication of weather risks based on the latest statistical/numerical modeling techniques available.

Isaac Hankes graduated with a B.S. degree in meteorology in 2007 before graduating from the University of Illinois with a M.S. degree (in 2009) and a Ph.D. (in 2014) in atmospheric science.

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