Eyes On The Skies
Forecast for rain this weekend will be closely watched by traders as hot weather returns to Corn Belt. (Audio)
Published: Jul 12, 2012
Corn and soybeans sold off Wednesday after making new contract highs but were able to hold important price gaps on charts. One reason for selling was forecasts for rain this weekend over parched Midwest fields, though coverage could be limited just as temperatures heat back up into the 90s.
Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr talks markets with Pam Jahnke, farm director, Wisconsin Farm Report.
Listen to the conversation using the audio link on this page.
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 www.FarmFutures.com 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.
Forecast for rain this weekend will be closely watched by traders as hot weather returns to Corn Belt.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 into her chosen field, doing farm broadcasting, radio and television, from Green Bay to Eau Claire, WI - and she's never looked back. Pam often says she feels like farm broadcasting and 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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