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

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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

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