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Midweek Markets: Volatility continues to shake up grain prices

Weather, supply, demand and “a tale of two funds” all playing roles right now. (audio)

Ben Potter

May 26, 2021

1 Min Read
Midweek Markets with Jacqueline Holland and Ben Potter

Grain prices have been on a downward trend for much of May, due to a variety of factors. Mostly agreeable weather has traders still expecting trendline yields or higher for the most part. Supplies are low, but that’s not “new news” and has already been baked into prices. Demand has been robust overall but uneven as of late.

In the latest Midweek Markets, we talked through many of the top factors affecting grain prices this week, such as supply, demand, weather, ethanol trends and more. And be sure to stick around to the end to hear a bonus discussion on whether we think the “alt meat bubble” is about to pop!

Listen to Midweek Markets podcast for May 26, 2021:

Farm Futures Market Update · 05 - 26 - 2021 MM PODCAST

 

About the Author(s)

Ben Potter

Senior editor, Farm Futures

Senior Editor Ben Potter brings more than 14 years of professional agricultural communications and journalism experience to Farm Futures. He began working in the industry in the highly specific world of southern row crop production. Since that time, he has expanded his knowledge to cover a broad range of topics relevant to agriculture, including agronomy, machinery, technology, business, marketing, politics and weather. He has won several writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association, most recently on two features about drones and farmers who operate distilleries as a side business. Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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