The Buzz: Ethanol, Exports and Expiration Make Markets Exciting

The Buzz: Ethanol, Exports and Expiration Make Markets Exciting

After a big drop this fall, futures look for a reason to change direction.

There's always something new in the grain market, and there was plenty of news to keep price volatility alive ahead of Thanksgiving week. Huge open interest from funds in corn kept options expiration and the looming start to the delivery process in play, while exports were strong across the board. And of course, the market is still talking about the EPA's ethanol decision. Senior Editor Bryce Knorr reports from the fertilizer industry's convention in Tampa, while Market Analyst Paul Burgener provides direction about the market.

Watch the conversation using the video link below.

After a big drop this fall, futures look for a reason to change direction.

Bryce Knorr, Senior Editor, 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.

Market Analyst Paul Burgener is a new addition to the Farm Futures team but has a solid ag economics history. A former University of Nebraska research coordinator and ag economist from the University of Wyoming, Burgener brings a lot of background to his new role. Most recently, he was also involved in agricultural finance, and will offer that perspective in future articles on the Web and in print too.

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