The Buzz: Grain Stocks Bracket Buster

The Buzz: Grain Stocks Bracket Buster

Farm Futures survey shows much less corn on farm at the end of winter.

USDA’s end of March reports are usually anticipated for the agency’s survey of planting intentions. But this year the trade has plenty of questions about grain stocks, too. Farm Futures has answers, thanks to its survey of more than 1,500 growers. Our study found on farm corn inventories were 10% below has year’s level, which could shock the market on March 30. Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr, who conducted the survey, discusses the implications for the results with Market Analyst Arlan Suderman.


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 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.

Arlan Suderman is Market Analyst for Farm Futures magazine and 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 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.

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