Weather Worries Appear On Traders' Radar

Weather Worries Appear On Traders' Radar

Crop prices recover some of Monday's losses as rain pelts central Corn Belt. (Audio)

April has only begun, but bulls are already talking up wet. cold conditions that keep tractors out of the field in many areas this week. A variety of weather, from snow to rain to even warmer temperatures has farmers and traders wondering when planting will begin in earnest, helping give futures a boost after Tuesday’s sharp downturn.

Knorr discusses overnight market moves with Pam Jahnke, Wisconsin Farm Report, and you can listen using the audio tool on this page (just scroll down).

WEATHER IMPACT: Crop prices recover some of Monday’s losses as rain pelts central Corn Belt

Where will prices end up for season 2014? Get a jump on risk management planning with our special Farm Progress Marketing Webinar set for April 7, 2014. You'll hear from Bryce Knorr, Farm Futures senior market analyst, and Bob Burgdorfor, the new senior editor of Farm Futures. If you missed the webinar, check out Bryce's Morning Market Review every day after 7:30 a.m. Central Time.

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. And you can follow Farm Futures throughout the day on Twitter at www.twitter.com/farmfutures.

Pam Jahnke is Farm Director of the Wisconsin Farm Report that is carried on 16 stations in Wisconsin.  Known as the "Fabulous Farm Babe" Pam studied broadcast journalism and broad area agriculture at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. After college, Pam moved into her chosen field, doing farm broadcasting, radio and television, from Green Bay to Eau Claire, WI - and she's never looked back.  Pam often says she feels like farm broadcasting and communicating on behalf of food producers is exactly what she was made for. Pam has been named "Friend of Agriculture" by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for her assistance in raising awareness of the "Harvest of Hope" program. She has also served as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

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