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Feb. 8 Webinar: How do changing global weather patterns impact commodity market outlook considerations?
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics and Agricultural Economist

The Rice Trader Jeremy Zwinger and Commodities Expert Shawn Hackett provide their unique collective insight into changing global weather patterns and its impact on commodity market outlook considerations

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST)

Time:  10:00 – 11:00 AM CST

Title: Evolving Global Weather Patterns Influencing Today’s Commodity Market Prices


The global commodity markets are approaching a period of increasing volatility, rice and grains seemingly leading the way.  The coming Grand Solar Minimum effects on U.S. and global commodity markets are going to rock the idea of market normalcy, due to enhanced shifts in weather patterns. In addition, maintaining political stability in key global rice production regions is a concern along with Thai rice stock depletion going into 2018. How this effects the global commodity price trends and the overall industry are questions to be addressed in the February 8th webinar.

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Presenter bio:  Mr. Jeremy Zwinger is the CEO / President of The Rice Trader, Farm and Trade Inc., and International Commodity Institute


A regular participant at international rice events and conferences, Mr. Zwinger has, over the years, contributed extensively on the analysis of rice markets by analyzing inter-commodity effects (wheat, corn, soybeans, sugar, etc.), as well as currency and oil price led impacts on the rice markets.

Mr. Zwinger has extensive experience that extends globally in the fields of publishing, brokerage, water trading, advisement, production financing, and consultancy services to a number of internationally respected players, including several Fortune 500 companies.  More recently, he has become extensively involved on globally critical topics such as water rights and value, food security issues, international production financing, global investment strategies with a focus on the commodity fields, market development strategies, and the coming solar cycle which is likely to lead to major global issues on a multitude of levels.

On a personal note, Mr. Zwinger is blessed with five children and an amazing wife (Susan).

Presenter bio:  Shawn Hackett, Commodities Expert, President & Founder, Hackett Financial Advisors 561.573.3766,

A frequent contributor to Barron’s, Futures Magazine, Reuters and Bloomberg, commodities expert Shawn Hackett has dedicated his life to educating industry leaders about financial management and the commodities market. Shawn, author of the Hackett Commodity Report, makes hard-to-understand concepts easily digestible to a wide audience.

His vast knowledge includes topics such as:

  • Agricultural Commodities/Grain Markets (corn, soybean complex, all wheat markets and rice)
  • Soft Commodity Markets (cocoa, coffee, cotton, sugar, orange juice and lumber)
  • Livestock (cattle, hogs and milk)





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