Countdown To USDA Report Begins

Countdown To USDA Report Begins

Traders see big crops, but brace for a surprise. (audio)

Corn production is expected to set a record when USDA puts out its first monthly crop report since September on Friday. Farmers also harvested a lot of soybeans, but lack of sample taking during the 16-day government shutdown in October could muddy the agency's estimate. While traders wait for the report they'll digest fresh export data due out this morning.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks with Kelsey Ostby, Wisconsin Farm Report.

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

Traders see big crops, but brace for a surprise

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, 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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