Grain Futures Sell Off To Begin Week

Grain Futures Sell Off To Begin Week

After another cold, wet start forecasts offer hopes of better weather for planting, pressuring prices. (Audio)

More rain and snow are headed for the heartland early this week, keeping planters parked. But temperatures are forecast to warm quickly, with drier conditions moving in from the Plains, and that prospect pressured prices overnight, despite a more upbeat mood in outside markets

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks with Mick Kjar of Valley View Live TV in Fargo, N.D.

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

BETTER WEATHER AHEAD? After another cold, wet start forecasts offer hopes of better weather for planting, pressuring prices.

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.

And check out www.DatelineDrought.com, which is focused on moving into 2013 after the devastating 2012 Drought and includes links from the Farm Progress family of magazines on a wide range of drought and farm management topics.

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