Crop ratings that were mixed on the heels of last week’s cold snap and blizzard weren’t enough to firm up the market overnight, sending futures mostly a little lower. Worries emerged again in financial markets as Brexit negotiations between the EU and Britain appeared to bog down, with rhetoric between China and the U.S. also sounding a bit more contentious.
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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.