More China worries sour mood

More China worries sour mood

Grain market turns mostly lower in broad-based retreat. (Audio)

Turmoil on the Chinese stock market are a bigger influence on grain prices right now that storms in the Midwest, as heavy selling on the Shanghai Composite Index today caused markets around the world to retreat. Fears slow global growth will force the Federal Reserve to delay plans for an interest rate hike triggered heavy selling in the dollar, but that did little to support crop prices overnight.

You can listen to Bryce's comments using the audio player below.

Global market turmoil has not spared the commodity markets.

Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures 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 Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.

Thriving during the Economic Downturn won't be easy but Mike Boehlje, Purdue University ag economist, and Farm Futures Summit speaker shares his thoughts in a new webinar. Watch the playback of Managing Your Farm Business in an Economic Downturn.

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