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Crucial Week for Corn Planting Ahead

Crucial Week for Corn Planting Ahead

USDA forecasts record crops, but late planting has farmers worried about yields. (Audio)

After a near-record slow start to planting this spring, farmers look forward to a mostly open week ahead for planting as they struggle to avoid loss of yield potential. Grain futures are trying to recover from losses inflicted by Friday’s USDA report, but face headwinds from a stronger dollar that makes U.S. products more expensive on world markets.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks about the markets with Lisa Budeau, Valley News Live, Fargo.

You can listen to his commentary by clicking on the audio link on this page.

TIMING WORRIES: USDA may not see much worry over corn planting, but farmers do.

Senior Editor 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 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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