AgriCharts Launches GrainProfessional Publication for Grain Merchandisers

12:00AM Mar 31, 2010
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AgriCharts, the agricultural division of, Inc., which provides market data, website hosting and technology solutions to agribusinesses, today announced the launch of GrainProfessional, a monthly print publication for grain merchandisers, procurement managers and other buyers of grain. GrainProfessional features topics that are important to grain buyers, hedgers and basis traders. GrainProfessional has assembled an industry leading group of contributors and will feature articles on grain market analysis, weather's impact on agriculture, market research and merchandising strategy, as well as interviews with grain merchandisers.

"AgriCharts is dedicated to providing valuable services and content to the agricultural industry and the launch of GrainProfessional demonstrates our commitment,” said Eero Pikat, President of Barchart and Publisher of GrainProfessional.  "By combining topics that are the most significant to grain merchandisers, we have developed a unique publication for this influential group of professionals who facilitate price discovery and provide liquidity to cash and derivative grain markets,” added Pikat.

GrainProfessional also features a cover story and key summary market data from Barchart. Also, in addition to staff writers and editors, GrainProfessional contributors include Garrett Toay of AgTraderTalk, Craig Solberg of Freese-Notis Weather, Alan Brugler of Brugler Marketing & Management, and Eugene Kunda, Ph.D. from the Office for Futures and Options Research at University of Illinois. In addition to the print publication, GrainProfessional will feature an online perspective through weekly live educational webinars covering topics included in the monthly publication, as well as others, presented by professionals from throughout the industry.

"GrainProfessional features an impressive line-up of contributors and mixture of content,” said Mark Haraburda, Managing Director of Barchart and Editor-in-Chief of GrainProfessional. "We are also supplementing the monthly print publication with weekly webinars which will provide grain merchandisers with an ongoing selection of live and recorded presentations on important industry topics,” added Haraburda.

The GrainProfessional publication and webinars are available for free. To subscribe to GrainProfessional or register for a webinar, please visit or call 877-247-4394.