The Buzz: USDA Response To Late Planting A Wild Card

The Buzz: USDA Response To Late Planting A Wild Card

Agency's monthly crop report faces new challenge from Mother Nature.

USDA surprised the trade in May by cutting its corn yield more than expected due to planting delays. Now the agency must decide whether to make more adjustments after wet conditions persisted into June. Soybeans could see changes, too, as farmers will dodge showers getting the rest of that crop in. Market Analyst Paul Burgener and Senior Editor Bryce Knorr go over Farm Futures estimates.

Watch the conversation using the video link below.

Agency's monthly crop report faces new challenge from Mother Nature.

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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