The Buzz: Surprise Party

The Buzz: Surprise Party

Bullish numbers rally grain prices across the board.

Farmers have gotten plenty of bearish news from USDA reports over the years. But today’s long awaited Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings estimates rallied prices sharply for corn, soybeans and wheat. While not all the numbers were friendly – farmers said they want to plant the most corn acres since 1937 – most of the data was bullish. That’s good news after a week when sellers dominated action. Market Analyst Arlan Suderman and Senior Editor Bryce Knorr go over the data flow and what it means for prices.

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.

Arlan Suderman is Market Analyst for Farm Futures magazine and FarmFutures.com. He has served on the staff of Farm Progress Cos. since May 2000, providing market analysis and commentary for its family of 18 state and regional publications. His Afternoon Recap provides market analysis on this site each afternoon that the grain trade is open. Suderman also provides real-time market commentary via Twitter at twitter.com/ArlanFF101. Suderman brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the table after completing his Certified Crop Advisor status in 1997 while serving in the Kansas Extension Service.

 

 

 

 

TAGS: USDA Soybean
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