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Rally Attempt in Grain Futures Falters

Volatile cash market trade seen as flooding halts traffic on Mississippi. (Audio)

Published on: Apr 19, 2013

While outside markets are rebounding on bargain hunting this morning, the attempt at follow-through buying in grain futures fell flat. A wild week in the futures trade is ending with the cash market in turmoil as well. Soaring basis for beans in the export pipelined collapsed in areas affected by flooding along the Mississippi River that will halt traffic this weekend.

Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr offers an early look at overnight trade. You can listen to his commentary  by clicking on the audio link on this page.

And be sure to check http://www.FarmFutures.com after 11 when we start posting information from the USDA report. We'll provide updates as we parse through the information. And you'll get more analysis in the afternoon edition of Farm Futures Daily - our twice-daily e-newsletter. If you want to see it, sign up here.

WEATHER CHALLENGE: Flooding that has closed river traffic creates new volatility in the cash market.
WEATHER CHALLENGE: Flooding that has closed river traffic creates new volatility in the cash market.

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.

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