Jacqui Fatka

Lead Economist, Farm Supply and Biofuels

Jacqui Fatka

Jacqui Fatka is lead economist for farm supply and biofuels in CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange research division. Over the past 20 years, she’s honed her expertise in ag policy, biofuels, trade, regulations, ag labor, climate-smart agriculture and farm management. 

Prior to joining CoBank, Ms. Fatka wrote thousands of articles as an agriculture journalist and staff editor at Feedstuffs, Farm Futures and most recently at Agri-Pulse. She cultivated her love of ag policy during a college internship with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, working in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill press office. Ms. Fatka has also served as a consultant for Iowa Industries of the Future, an effort to bring together major players in the biorenewables industry.  

Ms. Fatka earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications and a minor in agriculture education from Iowa State University. She grew up on a diversified grain and livestock farm in southwest Iowa and now lives on a small acreage in central Ohio.

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Sticky Inflation Puts Fed on the Horns of a Dilemma

Sticky Inflation Puts Fed on the Horns of a Dilemma

April 2024

As we pointed out in our Year Ahead report in December, expectations that the Fed would cut rates six or seven times were completely irrational.


Rapid Expansion of Soybean Crush Capacity Risks Exceeding Growth of Renewable Diesel

March 2024

The push for renewable diesel is boosting demand for soybean oil as a feedstock.

Low Carbon Fuel

Net Zero Transportation, Charting a Course for Low Carbon Fuels

March 2024

From farm to fuel, decarbonization demands requires radical partnerships.