The Buzz: Big Crops Likely, Questions Remain

The Buzz: Big Crops Likely, Questions Remain

Soybeans seem to have the most potential because small yield changes could have big impact.

Farm Futures first survey of 2013 production shows potential for record corn and soybean crops, with carryout of both commodities rising into 2014. But many questions remain, including harvested acreage for corn and soybean yields. Senior Editor Bryce Knorr and Market Analyst Paul Burgener discuss details of the survey results and their impact on markets headed into fall.

Watch the conversation using the video link below.

Soybeans seem to have the most potential because small yield changes could have big impact.

Bryce Knorr, Senior Editor, 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.

Market Analyst Paul Burgener is a new addition to the Farm Futures team but has a solid ag economics history. A former University of Nebraska research coordinator and ag economist from the University of Wyoming, Burgener brings a lot of background to his new role. Most recently, he was also involved in agricultural finance, and will offer that perspective in future articles on the Web and in print too.

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