The Buzz: Volatile Prices Help and Hinder

The Buzz: Volatile Prices Help and Hinder

While crude oil collapses, grain prices weaken too

Just when the grain market looked like it was starting to find favor with money managers, the bottom dropped out of prices with the start of trading in November. A big break in crude oil won’t offset the pain now, because diesel prices remain strong on farmer demand. But South American weather and another USDA could roil prices.

Market Analyst Bryce Knorr and Senior Editor Bob Burgdorfer discuss where the market is at.

Watch the conversation using the video link below.

While crude oil collapses, grain prices weaken too

Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst, Farm Futures, first joined Farm Progress 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.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bob Burgdorfer comes to Penton Farm Progress with experience as a reporter covering grain markets and other global news with Reuters, Inc. A journalism graduate from Kansas State University, Bob has also worked at daily newspapers and Knight-Ridder as a commodity reporter, covering grains and livestock. He has earned five writing awards for his coverage of Mad Cow Disease, immigration issues and other international breaking news stories.

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