Big Reports, Big Reaction?

Big Reports, Big Reaction?

USDA usually offers some surprises in first estimates of new crop production. (audio)

This year's growing season raised plenty of questions, from planted acreage to how a cool summer impacted crop development. USDA begins to offer some answers today, with its August production, supply and demand report. While much of the focus is on these long-awaited numbers, the market's not waiting around, with wheat lower on rising world production and August soybeans providing plenty of fireworks.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks with Jesse Harding, Wisconsin Farm Report.

Listen to the conversation using the audio link on this page.

USDA usually offers some surprises in first estimates of new crop production

Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst, Farm Futures, first joined Farm Progress Cos. 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.


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