Grains Get a Lift from Jobs Report

Grains Get a Lift from Jobs Report

Fears eased on Wall Street, allowing grain and oilseed prices to firm off overnight lows on good demand. (Audio)

Trade was pretty much on hold until it could see the jobs numbers. Unemployment rate was unchanged, which was expected and theree were 103,000 non-farm jobs created during the month, which was better than expected caused a sharp drop in the dollar, a sharp rise in the outside markets. To listen to Arlan Suderman and Lory Williams on The Ag Network use the audio player on this page. 

Arlan Suderman is Market Analyst for Farm Futures magazine and
FarmFutures.com. He has served on the staff of Farm Progress Cos. since May 2000, providing market analysis and commentary for its family of 18 state and regional publications. His Afternoon Recap provides market analysis on this site each afternoon that the grain trade is open. Suderman also provides real-time market commentary via Twitter at twitter.com/ArlanFF101. Suderman brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the table after completing his Certified Crop Advisor status in 1997 while serving in the Kansas Extension Service.

John Jenkinson is Senior Farm Broadcaster for "The Ag Network." John grew up on an irrigated and dryland grain farm in Southwest Kansas.  With an early passion for agriculture, he was active in the FFA,4-H, and went to college to pursue agriculture.  In 1997, someone mentioned that he should look into farm broadcasting as a career, and that began a new chapter in his life and he eventually became a board member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.  The stations that John has worked at are legendary farm radio stations with deep agribusiness roots, KFEQ, KSIR, WIBW, KXXX, KMZU, and KBUF.  In April of 2008, John started "The Ag Network" with 3 affiliates in Colorado, and then added stations in Kansas and Oklahoma.  Today, "The Ag Network" is still growing, and John is hosting two live farm talk shows, as well providing 12 farm programs a day for affiliates. He also produces a daily farm television program for a statewide network in Kansas.

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