The Buzz: Slow Planting Or Slow Economy?

The Buzz: Slow Planting Or Slow Economy?

Weather continues to bedevil farmers this spring, but uncertainty over the economy and fears about exports are keeping rallies in check for now.

Spring crops are going in slowly as June begins, threatening to reduce production of corn, soybeans and wheat. But more signs of slowing economic growth appear to be making outside investors nervous, just as Russia announces plans to return to the export market. The market impacts have already been felt, but there's more ahead.

Senior Editor Bryce Knorr and Market Analyst Arlan Suderman break down the details as traders return from the Memorial Day holiday. Just watch the video using the 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.

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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