Attempts at follow-through strength from Tuesday's rally fell flat after a promising start in Asia, where many traders are off for Lunar New Year celebrations. Soybeans are starting to fade yesterday's big gains, with corn also moving lower. Several days of bitter cold temperatures lend support to wheat, with fields from South Dakota to Ohio threatened.
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Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst, Farm Futures, first joined Farm Progress Cos. in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former future 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 Market Review on FarmFutures.com, he writes weekly reviews for key commodities and crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.