Economic Updates

We're pleased to bring you current economic and business information and perspectives from leading national and local experts.

Agricultural Economy

The Ag Globe Trotter

Dr. Dave M. Kohl

Dr. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Kohl has traveled more than 8 million miles throughout his professional career and has conducted over 6,000 workshops and seminars for various agricultural groups.

General Economy

The Wall Street Economist

Dr. Edmond J. Seifried

Dr. Seifried is Chief Economist and Strategic Adviser at BNK Advisory Group. He is also professor of economics and business at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and a faculty member of numerous graduate banking schools. Dr. Seifried is a nationally recognized speaker and is the author of both academic and popular articles and books.


Lawry KnoppEconomic Update Quarterly

Lawry Knopp

Lawry Knopp is the Vice President of Funding and Hedging for Northwest FCS and has worked for Farm Credit since 1985. His daily study of the economy and U.S. Treasury and Farm Credit bond markets provides a long-term perspective on how policies and events impact the fundamentals of these environments. He has spoken to various Farm Credit and community groups about topics related to the economy and interest rates. Lawry is a graduate of Central Washington University with a business degree in finance and minor in data processing.