Rabo AgriFinance announces the hiring of Ben Laine as a dairy analyst on the company’s RaboResearch team. He will collect key insights regarding the U.S. dairy market; conduct in-depth analysis of the factors that drive sector success (or failure); and examine the megatrends that ultimately influence business strategies for dairy farms.
He is part of the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group, which is a global team that spans all Rabobank operations worldwide, including Rabo AgriFinance. More than 90 analysts monitor and evaluate global market events that affect agriculture worldwide.
“I try to bridge insights from across the whole value chain, starting at the consumer, back to the farm,” Laine says. “I want to bring a new way of thinking about topics to help dairies find business opportunities and mitigate risk.”
Rabo AgriFinance is a provider of capital and financial solutions to leading U.S. agricultural producers and agribusinesses. Clients gain access to the knowledge and insights generated by the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team.
Laine’s experience has spanned the dairy supply chain from farm inputs, through the processing sector, consumer trends and export markets. Prior to joining Rabo AgriFinance, Laine was a senior economist at CoBank covering the dairy industry. He started his career at Agri-Mark, a dairy cooperative in the Northeast. He is proud to have developed a tool for dairy producers to manage their milk price risk. He has also developed trading and risk management programs for commercial dairy commodity businesses, produced price forecasts and provided economic outlooks.
Laine grew up in Massachusetts. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in resource economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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