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Midweek Markets: Wild weather worth watchingMidweek Markets: Wild weather worth watching

Catch up on our latest round of market analysis, including some disruptive weather in the U.S. and China, factors driving the latest grain rally and more. (audio)

Ben Potter

September 16, 2020

1 Min Read

Mother Nature is fond of throwing curveballs. The latest round of wild weather has included disruptive hurricanes in the United States and crop-damaging typhoons in China.

Those events have affected grain prices this week, but that’s not all. Trade optimism is really high right now, for starters. And many experts still have lingering doubts over the true production potential of this year’s corn and soybean crops as quality continues to erode.

There’s also drought to consider. Thirty-four percent of the Midwest is now experiencing some level of drought – most notably Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana. It’s been a troubling trend throughout the summer, but there’s a silver lining to dry conditions now that it’s September. We take a closer look and discuss why.

Listen to the latest Midweek Markets podcast for September 16, 2020:

Farm Futures Market Update · 091620MidweekMarkets 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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