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Wheat buyers step in

Futures gain on hopes for trade. (video)

Negotiators from the U.S. and China completed a third day of trade talks today with progress reportedly made on energy and agriculture, though no details were released. The news helped buoy markets across the board overnight, with ag contracts paced by export news in wheat. A flurry of deals are in the market today, keeping traders from noticing lack of data from furloughed USDA statisticians.

Senior Editor Bryce Knorr offers his insight into overnight trade, listen using the audio tool on this page.

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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