The Buzz: Spring Weather Roils Markets

The Buzz: Spring Weather Roils Markets

Spring floods and late freezes keep prices and farmers uncertain.

Farmers know all about the impact of weather on prices. But after last summer’s record heat and drought, conditions are different this spring. Temperatures that are too cold in many areas, and severe flooding keep producers out of the fields and complicate marketing plans. Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr goes over the week’s news with the perspective of Market Analyst Paul Burgener.

Watch the conversation using the video link below.

Corn planters aren't rolling yet, but there's hope that it won't be long.

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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