China woes set back soybeans

China woes set back soybeans

Lack of weather threat keeps lid on rallies. (Audio)

Grain futures are mixed this morning, with soybeans especially struggling. Monday’s crop ratings showed only a very small deterioration last week, bucking expectations for a more significant decline. Perhaps even more important, the Chinese stock market tumbled another 6% today, setting off another round of unease on world markets.

You can listen to Bryce's comments using the audio player below.

Global impact greater on commodities than local weather as soybeans take hit with Chinese market decline.

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.

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