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How will volatile world markets affect crop profits in 2016?

Will 2016 be any better? The preliminary guesses of most analysts is that no, probably not. But that’s not stopping growers from considering expanding their acreage of key crops, according to a Farm Futures survey.

2015 has been a challenging year from the standpoint of lower commodity prices than growers have come to expect and higher input costs due to weather-related planting delays and insect and disease pressure.

Will 2016 be any better? The preliminary guesses of most analysts is that no, probably not. But that’s not stopping growers from considering expanding their acreage of key crops, according to a Farm Futures survey.

Bryce Knorr, senior grain market analyst with Farm Futures will discuss the results of the magazine’s latest survey in the next University of Arkansas Food and Agribusiness Webinar at 2 p.m. on Sept. 9. To register for the webinar, click on https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/6a36938cb9ce56f334538d7d4481ef37

The webinar series is moderated by Bobby Coats, professor of economics and agribusiness at the University of Arkansas. Forrest Laws, director of content for Farm Press Publications, is a panelist on the series.

Knorr first joined Farm Futures in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Adviser.

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.

Farm Futures is a member of the Penton Agriculture Group along with the Farm Press Publications, DeltaSoutheastSouthwest and Western Farm Press.

For more on the webinar series, go to For more on the webinar series, go to http://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/economics-marketing/food-agribusiness-webinars/

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