Futures prices are trading higher across the board this morning as traders return from the holiday week. While financial markets are weaker due to concerns about European debt and the U.S. fiscal cliff, grains are enjoying some follow-through buying after Friday’s gains. Weather concerns and hopes for improving export demand are helping to drive the rally. Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr offers an early look at overnight trade in a conversation with Mick Kjar, farm director and meteorologist, Valley News Live TV, Fargo-Grand Forks, N.D.
You can listen to their conversation by clicking on 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.
Weather concerns and hopes for better exports help market extend rally.
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