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Grain Market Factors to Watch This Summer

May 12, 2010
By: Anna McBrayer, Editor
 
 

Sara Schafer, AgWeb Business & Crops Online Editor
 
What should producers be thinking about now through the end of this growing season? Three market experts sat down with Al Pell, "U.S. Farm Report" agribusiness director, to answer just this question.
 
Mike North of First Capitol Ag says volatility is a big player in this year's market. We've seen a lot of big financial crises unfolding around the world, he says. "The bottom line is that we are not immune from that.”
 
Looking at the rest of the 2010 growing season, Mark Gold of Top Third Ag Marketing says farmers will be looking at unprecedented volatility. "Trying to handle that volatility and emotion will be one of the biggest challenges farmers will face this year.”
 
Mike Hogan of Stewart-Peterson says, "I think it is more important to be prepared for whatever the market does than trying to guess what the market will do.”
 
Watch for their full advice:
 

 
You can e-mail Sara Schafer at sschafer@farmjournal.com.
 

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