April 18, 2013
A massive storm is spreading moisture this morning from the Mexican border all the way up to Canada, which should stall plants in much of the Corn Belt for the rest of the spring. U.S. farmers aren’t the only ones grappling with weather, with corn planting also delayed in China. Outside markets appear to be calming down, causing some buying in stocks and commodities as well.
Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks markets with Dylan Brogan, Wisconsin Farm Report. Listen to their conversation using the audio player on this page.
GLOBAL SOYBEAN WORRIES: Wet, cold conditions aren’t just a problem in the U.S. this spring.
Senior Editor Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.
And check out www.DatelineDrought.com, which is focused on moving into 2013 after the devastating 2012 Drought and includes links from the Farm Progress family of magazines on a wide range of drought and farm management topics.
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