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Ben Potter, Senior editor

August 19, 2020

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Midweek Markets with Jacqueline Holland and Ben Potter

Grain prices have gone through quite the balancing act in August. Prices were on a downward trend until last Monday, when a deadly round of Midwestern storms tore through millions of acres of farmland, putting the previous consensus of record or near-record crops in doubt. Crop quality has suffered, but some feel as though USDA hasn’t docked crop conditions enough.

On the demand side, China has been a very active buyer of U.S. grains in recent weeks, but has it been enough to move the needle? Competition overseas remains fierce, from Brazilian soybeans to Russian wheat.

It’s a lot to process, but we put our best foot forward in our latest midweek markets discussion.

Listen to the latest Midweek Markets podcast for August 19, 2020:

Farm Futures Market Update · 20201819 MM PODCAST


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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