Grain futures are mixed in quiet trading this morning, moving off session lows with slow but steady buying seen after markets closed in Asia. Hot temperatures are the feature of today's weather reports, but a couple of fronts moving across the Corn Belt over the next week should bring more unneeded rain to most of the region. Financial markets are calm after a volatile week, as many in the trade seem ready for a vacation.
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Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst, Farm Futures, first joined Farm Progress 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.