The export sales report offers more evidence that demand numbers might be the key to Friday's USDA reports. Markets are expecting big production numbers, but the continued strong export sales could offset some of the bearish news. Clear weather should get harvest back on track through the weekend as farmers work to get the last of the crop in the bins.
Farm Futures Market Analyst Paul Burgener reports on morning grain trade. Listen to him using the audio player on this page.Market Analyst Paul Burgener joined the Farm Futures team in November 2012 and brings a solid ag economics background. A former University of Nebraska Extension Ag Economist with training from the University of Wyoming, Burgener brings extensive experience to his new role. Most recently, he was involved in agricultural finance, and will offer that perspective through his comments and writing.