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Futures mixed ahead of weekend

Grain stocks report keeps volume subdued. (Video report)

Grain markets are mixed this morning after a quiet overnight session that saw traders around the world content to move into the weekend while waiting for USDA to update Sept. 1 grain stocks, the next big inflection point for bulls and bears. Frost threat remains minimal for next week according to forecast models, giving buyers no sense of urgency.

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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.

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