US 2020 Midwest Crop Conditions

4 September 2020 | 2:00 PM

Mixed Signals Ahead of Potential Record Harvests

This has been an exceptional year for the US Midwest. Corn and soybeans are heading toward record yields, but the derecho wind storm has raised concerns ahead of harvest. High yields this season will have major impacts on prices and balance sheets worldwide, so crop conditions and yield forecasts are even more important than usual during this exceptional year.


Steve Mathews
SVP Financial Services
Steve leads Gro’s analyst and rapid response modeling team. Before joining Gro, Steve worked as a portfolio manager and the head of commodities research at Tudor Investment Corporation. During his tenure there, he developed extensive commodities analysis software and conducted practical studies of agriculture, energy, and metals.
William Osnato
Senior Research Analyst
Will has been a research analyst in agricultural commodities for over a decade. Before joining Gro, he was a strategist at Balyasny Asset Management with a focus on oilseeds. Prior to that, he worked at Yannix Management covering grains and oilseeds. At Perennial Management he was in charge of sugar research and trading as well as conducting coffee, cocoa and macroeconomic research. Will started his career at AIG in the Hedge Fund Strategies group. Will earned a Bachelor of Science & Engineering in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and is a CFA charter holder.
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