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Futures struggle for gains to start last week of April

Futures struggle for gains to start last week of April
Crop Progress report could show faster corn, spring wheat planting. (Audio)

After a tough week for corn and soybeans futures face more friction this week, with corn unable to get above Friday’s close overnight. Soybeans and wheat bounced around in quiet, two-sided trade but also lacked any spark. Rains are helping hard red winter wheat this morning, while this afternoon’s Crop Progress report could show farmers made gains getting corn and spring wheat planted last week.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks about the markets with Mick Kjar, Valley News Live TV, Fargo.

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

Little spark to get overnight trade moving, Crop Progress report may offer news.

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 www.FarmFutures.com 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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TAGS: USDA Soybeans
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