Iowa Public Television


Market to Market April 4, 2014 (#3932)

A key report reveals increasing supplies of corn and dwindling stockpiles of soybeans. America’s farmers are predicted to plant a record amount of soybeans, but fewer acres of corn. Traders ponder the impact of the latest reports during a volatile week in the commodity markets. We’ll examine scenarios for bulls and bears with a Blue Ribbon Panel of market analysts. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture commodity markets corn news soybeans traders

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