Week two of the government shutdown caused the cancellation of October’s USDA report, but the market soldiered on regardless. Chart traders had plenty to watch, and there was big news in exports along with hedge pressure from an active harvest in soybeans. Senior Editor Bryce Knorr and Market Analyst Paul Burgener talk about what farmers need to be doing at a busy time of year.
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.
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.
The Buzz is a weekly video feature where the Farm Futures team takes a more in-depth look at key topics impacting the markets. It is often updated on farm market report days as well.