The Buzz: Grain Futures Struggle Despite Heat

The Buzz: Grain Futures Struggle Despite Heat

Prospects for Sept. 12 USDA report look friendly, but seasonal pressures weigh on prices

Corn and soybean conditions are suffering, but prices are taking a hit, too. Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr and Market Analyst Paul Burgener discuss estimates for what should be a friendly USDA report next week. Prices softened this week, so the market appears to need all the help in can get ahead of the fall harvest.

Watch the conversation using the video link below.

Prospects for Sept. 12 USDA report look friendly, but seasonal pressures weigh on prices

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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