Webinar: National Economic Outlook for Farms and Agribusinesses

Tuesday, March 25

Published online: Mar 10, 2014 Event Calendar
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Join PNC Bank on National Agriculture Day as PNC senior macroeconomist Gus Faucher and PNC agricultural banking market manager Warren Graeff provide an economic update for U.S. farms and agribusinesses. The webinar will take place Tuesday, March 25 from 8-9 a.m. Eastern Time.
Topics to be discussed include:

  • World and U.S. economic outlook
  • U.S. balance of trade
  • Interest rates
  • Inflation
  • Net farm income outlook for grain, dairy and livestock sectors
  • Farm land values, drivers, and risk factors

This event is in coordination with the Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation and No-Till Farmer.

Click here to register for this free webinar.


Augustine (Gus) Faucher is vice president and senior macroeconomist of The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for contributing to the preparation of PNC’s U.S. economic forecast and alternative economic scenarios. In addition, he contributes to PNC’s national economic outlook, economic releases, market expectations survey, and economic outlook survey of small business owners reports.
Prior to joining PNC in 2011, Faucher worked for 10 years at Moody’s Analytics (formerly Economy.com), where he was a director and senior economist. He was responsible for running the firm’s computer model of the U.S. economy, edited a monthly publication on the U.S. economic outlook, covered fiscal and monetary policy, and analyzed various regional economies. Previously, Faucher worked for six years at the U.S. Treasury Department and taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Faucher is frequently cited in international, national, and regional media outlets. He has appeared on the ABC World News, the CBS Evening News and the NBC Nightly News, and is featured on CNBC, CNN and Fox Business. He has also appeared on public radio’s All Things Considered and Marketplace.
Faucher earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in labor economics and public economics. He also has an A.B. in economics from Cornell University.


Warren Graeff is senior vice president and agriculture banking market manager, leading ag banking for PNC. PNC has an ag banking presence in 13 states and is in the top 20 of all U.S. ag banks. Since joining PNC in 2007 Graeff has revised the mission and strategy of the Ag Banking Group to provide a full range of deposit, credit and related financial services to producers and agribusinesses.
In the 12 years before joining PNC, Warren’s banking career included being regional bank president, community bank president and commercial relationship manager.
Prior to Graeff’s commercial banking career, he was employed by the Farm Credit System (the nation’s leading ag lender) for 18 years and received numerous recognitions for his accomplishments in various sales and credit management positions.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education at Northwest Missouri State University, and is a graduate of the school of banking at Colorado University.