Storm Clouds Ahead

Storm Clouds Ahead

Much-needed rain and worries on Wall Street turn traders cautious. (Audio)

Futures are falling again this morning on the heels of Monday's steep decline. While yesterday's sell off had a lot to do with worries over slowing global growth, improved weather forecasts are in play today. Prices are down across the board, despite a decline in corn and soybean ratings that suggest this year's losses are on a par with the devastation seen in 1988.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks with Pam Jahnke, Wisconsin Farm Report.

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

Much-needed rain and worries on Wall Street turn traders cautious.

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.

Pam Jahnke is Farm Director of the Wisconsin Farm Report that is carried on 16 stations in Wisconsin. Known as the "Fabulous Farm Babe," Pam studied broadcast journalism and broad-area agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After college, Pam moved to farm broadcasting and has never looked back. She says communicating on behalf of food producers is exactly what she was made for. Pam has been named "Friend of Agriculture" by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for her assistance in raising awareness of the "Harvest of Hope" program. She has also served as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

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