Rabo AgriFinance is adding to its RaboResearch team. Ben Laine has been hired as a dairy industry analyst for the company.
Laine will be a member of the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group. The global team includes 90 analysts, covering the various sectors in depth.
Laine has a master’s degree in resource economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His has a background n the dairy supply chain, and, before he joined Rabo AgriFinance, was a senior economist at CoBank, where he also followed the dairy industry.
“I try to bridge insights from across the whole value chain, starting at the consumer, back to the farm,” Laine said of the new position. “I want to bring a new way of thinking about topics to help dairies find business opportunities and mitigate risk.”