Exports Boost Wheat Markets

Exports Boost Wheat Markets

Strong export news all week has helped grain markets with wheat leading the way. (Audio)

Dry weather in Argentina followed by late season frost is boosting prospects for wheat sales and pulling prices higher this week. Export sales for both corn and soybeans have helped pick up prices for both commodities in the middle of the week. Monday brings the September 1 quarterly stocks report that always carries a surprise and could be an opportunity to make sales if it moves the market in a positive direction.

Farm Futures Market Analyst Paul Burgener talks with Pam Jahnke at the Wisconsin Farm Report. Listen to their conversation using the audio player on this page.

WHEAT BOOST? Good news on this cereal grain pulls other commodities up.

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.

Pam Jahnke is Farm Director of the Wisconsin Farm Report that is carried on 16 stations in Wisconsin.  Known as the "Fabulous Farm Babe" Pam studied broadcast journalism and broad area agriculture at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. After college, Pam moved into her chosen field, doing farm broadcasting, radio and television, from Green Bay to Eau Claire, WI - and she's never looked back.  Pam often says she feels like farm broadcasting and communicating on behalf of food producers is exactly what she was made for. Pam has been named "Friend of Agriculture" by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for her assistance in raising awareness of the "Harvest of Hope" program. She has also served as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

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