The Jacobsen – Leather Demand Index

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The Jacobsen – Leather Demand Index

The leather market is similar to many commodity markets as it is fundamentally driven by both supply and demand. While supply of leather is generated from hides and is relatively transparent, demand for leather is more opaque, as it is a function of consumer demand for products that contain leather which include shoes, furniture along

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BBS and NBC: FiveYear Price Trend and the APLF

BBS and NBC: FiveYear Price Trend and the APLF

By Gary Gagnon There is usually a lot of speculation in the hide market each year ahead of the...

Employee Spotlight: Gary Gagnon

Employee Spotlight: Gary Gagnon

Gary Gagnon is the Hide and Leather Editor at the Jacobsen. He has been with the company since 2008...

Employee Spotlight- John Donicht

Employee Spotlight- John Donicht

John Donicht is the president of The Jacobsen. Growing up in Minnesota, he has always had a love for...

Biodiesel Commentary February 9 2015

Biodiesel Commentary February 9 2015

Last week we had yet another wild and downright frenetic biodiesel market as the US Biodiesel Industry tries to...

Bob Lane- Employee Spotlight

Bob Lane- Employee Spotlight

Bob Lane is the Vegetable Oil, Biodiesel, and Grain Editor for The Jacobsen. Bob Lane got his start at...

Ryan Standard

Ryan Standard

Ryan Standard grew up in a small, rural community in Illinois where his interest in agriculture and economics first...

Animal Fats – International November 6th, 2014

Animal Fats – International November 6th, 2014

Prices in the EU jumped as sellers are seeing renewed demand after prices fell to lows in late September....

Biodiesel Feedstock Outlook – Video

Biodiesel Feedstock Outlook – Video

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09.16.2020

Fats, Oils, & Fuels Webinar 9/15/20: Customer Q&A

Fats, Oils, & Fuels Webinar 9/15/20: Customer Q&A

Video shorts from the Fats, Oils, & Fuels Webinar Report Our team of Senior Analysts break down questions from the live Webinar audience during the call on Tuesday, September...

09.15.2020

Soybean Oil Futures Decline on Profit-Taking in Soy Complex

Soybean Oil Futures Decline on Profit-Taking in Soy Complex

Vegetable oil markets were mixed on Tuesday as palm oil, and Dalian prices played catch up to the rally in soybean oil futures on Monday, but selling across the...

09.15.2020

2020 Hempseed Harvest

2020 Hempseed Harvest

The hempseed crop this year is looking good, with some exceptions, due to pest pressure.  We estimate that 21,138 acres were planted for hempseed this year, primarily consolidated...

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