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Markets stumble on USDA, trade

Anxiety makes a return to world stage (audio)

Global markets are bleeding red ink this morning, beset by worries about violence in Hong Kong and doubts about trade talks between the U.S. and China. Grain futures joined the downdraft after USDA’s monthly crop reports failed to deliver much in the way of bullish surprises. Most markets are open though federal government offices including USDA are closed for Veterans Day.

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 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 outlooks for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other outlooks for basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with more than 45 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.
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