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Plus, learn how planting progress is affecting grain prices, the latest trends in ethanol production and more

Ben Potter, Senior editor

May 20, 2020

There are more than a few questions worth asking lately. One of the more intriguing ones is, “What’s up with wheat?”

Wheat prices have been on a rollercoaster ride so far in 2020, with two large swings up – and back down – since January. Farm Futures grain market analyst Jacquie Holland and I sat down to discuss what fundamentals are currently in play.

We also took a closer look at two factors that are moving the needle on corn prices right now. Planting progress has been speedy nationwide, but there are a few trouble spots worth exploring. And ethanol production is gaining some momentum, but will it be enough to create rally opportunities later this spring?

Listen to the latest Midweek Markets podcast for May 20, 2020.

About the Author(s)

Ben Potter

Senior editor, Farm Futures

Senior Editor Ben Potter brings two decades 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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