Quiet Farm Trade Ahead Of Reports

Quiet Farm Trade Ahead Of Reports

USDA's take on South American crops could be swing factor as Chinese Lunar New Year holiday begins. (Audio)

USDA releases its February supply and demand report at 11 a.m. today. While traders don’t expect huge adjustments to the agency’s forecast for 2012 crop ending stocks in the U.S., estimates of South American corn and soybean production could be important. Chinese markets won’t react to the news; they’re closed next week for the Lunar New Year celebration.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr offers an early look at overnight trade.

You can listen to his commentary  by clicking on the audio link on this page.

GLOBAL IMPACT: USDA’s take on South American crops could be swing factor as Chinese Lunar New Year holiday begins.

Senior Editor 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.

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TAGS: USDA Soybean
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