The Buzz: 2012 Planting Intentions

The Buzz: 2012 Planting Intentions

Farmers plan to increase acreage of corn, soybeans and wheat in the coming year.

High prices give farmers plenty of incentives to increase production in 2012, according to results of Farm Futures first survey of planting intentions for next year’s crops. Producers hope to plant more corn, soybeans and wheat for harvest in 2012 – if the weather cooperates. Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks about results of the survey with Market Analyst Arlan Suderman, who reports in from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL.


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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