Tight fats and oils supplies, coupled with continued uncertainty in the policy arena, beset the industry in 2021. In this session, engage with market and technology experts as they provide their outlook for fats and oils. We’ll also examine new crops and technologies that are sure to impact the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market over the next decade.
VP, Market Intelligence
United Soybean Board
Mac Marshall serves as the Vice President, Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board. In this capacity Mac works with USB leadership to evaluate and establish long-term strategic initiatives in support of advancing domestic and international market opportunities for the U.S. soybean industry. He also serves as an industry source of market information and analysis. Prior to joining USB, Mac served as global market analysis and trade lead at Bayer Crop Science, where he worked on international market access issues as part of a global agricultural policy team.
Business Development Director
Christianson & Associates
Jamey R. Cline is the Business Development Director for Christianson & Associates, PLLP, a full-service CPA firm based in Willmar, Minnesota. The firm provides accounting, auditing, tax, benchmarking, and consulting services to clients primarily in the agricultural industry for over 30 years. His roles include direct sales activities, assessment of new opportunities, due diligence, and economic analysis.
Jerry Steiner serves as Board Chairman of CoverCress, Inc., a company that produces high value, sustainable cover crops, like pennycress. After growing up on a farm in Wisconsin, he built his career at Monsanto. He started as CEO for CoverCress in 2015 and grew the company from 2 to 25 employees before turning the reins over to Mike DeCamp in 2021. Biofuels Digest recently named CoverCress one of the “NEXT 50 Companies to Disrupt the World.
Global Soybean New Business Development Manager
Kara Isaak is the Global Soybean New Business Development Manager within the Crop Strategy and Portfolio Management Division at Bayer CropScience based in St Louis. She is a farm girl from Carman Manitoba, Canada; and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Agronomy from the University of Manitoba.
J. Alan Weber is a founding partner of MARC-IV, a consulting company that fosters the development of biobased innovations, and has been involved with biodiesel commercialization activities since 1991. He currently helps lead the annual economic effort to examine the impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which have helped to quantify the economic benefits associated with increased biodiesel & renewable diesel use and create markets for US farmers. Alan is a nationally-known economist with extensive experience in the soybean industry. He also is a producer himself, farming almost 900 acres with his family in Central Missouri.