Arlan Suderman discusses the markets with John Jenkinson on The Ag Network. Arlan says the negative numbers of this morning's jobs report as well as the financial problems globally would be a good test for the grain markets and so far it is holding up extremely well. Soybeans in particular were higher on fears that persistent wet weather will keep farmers from planting as many bean acres as are needed. To listen to their conversation 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.