Rice Rice Baby
June 16, 2014
David Andalman of DACS Research talks technicals and the effect today’s political events have on the markets. Ag-Mondays continue with Chris Manns of PTI Securities & Futures and special guest Chuck Wilson, Director of Arkansas Field Services and The Rice Foundation as he discusses the ever-growing American rice industry. Plus, Olga Halaburda rejoins the show to update the volatile situation in Ukraine.
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Guests & Co-Hosts
Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures
David Andalman joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Monday and Wednesday morning. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University. David traded for a year at the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange before starting the DACS Research Newsletters on commodity futures, which were the first all-technical research newsletters at the CME. Currently, he has been a senior wealth manager and portfolio strategist for over 23 years. He holds registrations in Series 3, 4 (Options Principal), 7, 55, 63 and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. Read more.
Christopher Manns manages PTI Securities & Futures’ global commodities area and is a research analyst. He devotes much of his time to monitoring and analyzing the latest international commodities reports and financial research. This allows him to keep the firm’s management well informed so that they can, in turn, apprise their clients on pertinent information. Christopher has more than 18 years of securities and financial services experience. Prior to joining PTI Securities, he was a floor broker for AE Staley at the Chicago Board of Trade, and worked for the grain division of Rodman & Renshaw. He has authored many commodities articles and training materials, and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Christopher lives with his wife in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more.
Chuck Wilson is the Director of Arkansas Field Services and The Rice Foundation and has served since 2001 as Cooperative Extension Service rice agronomist based at RREC, and he holds the faculty rank of professor in the Division’s department of crop, soil, and environmental sciences.
A native of Crittenden County where he grew up on a small farm, Wilson has a B.S. degree in plant science from Arkansas State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in soil fertility from the University of Arkansas. After receiving his doctorate in 1992, he spent one year with the Campbell Soup Research and Development Center in Farmington and was a rice specialist at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Monticello, Ark., from 1993 through 2001 before moving to Stuttgart as CES rice agronomist.
As rice agronomist, Wilson provided educational services to producers and oversight for the Rice Research Verification Program and Rice Variety Testing Program. He was instrumental in projects to improve fertility recommendations for rice, make the DD50 program accessible online, and develop the new nitrogen soil test for rice.
CBS-TV Reporter, entrepreneur and Author, Ms. Halaburda, daughter of John and Eva Halaburda, grew up in Warren, Mich. She attended Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Grade School and High School in Hamtramck, Mich. Ms. Halaburda earned a B.A. in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit. Since 1990 she has worked as a television news reporter in Mason City, Iowa; Longview, Texas; and Green Bay, Wis., as the creator of the “Ukrainian Power” educational children’s video series.