Grain futures don’t begin trading until 8:30 CDT Friday morning but already there’s an air of uncertainty over the market. Official 6- to 10-day and 8- to 14-day forecasts out yesterday turned warmer and, in some areas, drier, but other runs out this morning are cooler. After a rough start to the growing season, corn prices shot higher Wednesday with impressive gains ahead of the holiday.
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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.