Grain Futures Sell Off After Fast Progress

Grain Futures Sell Off After Fast Progress

This week's massive storms will slow plantings again but issue of delays eased by record seeding last week. (Audio)

Farmers planted a record number of corn acres last week, almost 42 million, with that fast progress helping boost the national rate to 71%. That swift progress hammered grain futures overnight, but this week's big storms, and forecasts for more next week, could keep the acreage story from receding completely.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks with Dylan Brogan, Wisconsin Farm Report.

Listen to the conversation using the audio link on this page.

This week's massive storms will slow plantings again but issue of delays eased by record seeding last week.

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.

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