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What factors are shaping the local and national 2014 grain harvest environment and what challenges could you be facing?
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Kevin McNew

President & Founder

"I’ve always been fascinated by grain markets, their volatile nature, and the role that economic and weather-based factors have in crop production, demand and ultimately prices." says Kevin McNew, President of Grain Hedge. McNew was raised on a farm in central Oklahoma and received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from North Carolina State University. For over a decade, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and Montana State University, focusing on commodity markets. He has received numerous academic awards for his research and outreach work, and was (and still is) widely regarded for boiling down complex economic issues into easy-to-understand concepts for applied life.

Today, McNew is one of the most well-respected industry experts on cash markets. As an analyst, Kevin's unique commentary on cash markets can be seen weekly on Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters and other publications. He also currently serves on the CFTC Sub-Committee on Futures Market Convergence issues. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics of risk management, biofuels and new trading techniques and can be heard regularly as the Chief Analyst on Grain TV. In his free time McNew serves as the captain of the HHL hockey team, The Grain Gretzkys.

Although President of Grain Hedge, Kevin still takes an active role in new projects that will continue to serve the company’s mission in the years to come. "Tenacious innovation is what we strive for everyday in developing the best, most precise answers to grain traders."