Changing weather patterns, weather phenomena, and geopolitics can have significant implications on agricultural products, adding new layers of uncertainty to the grain futures markets. In the Pacific, the atmospheric anomalies now occurring are consistent with the climate pattern El Niño. In the Atlantic, hurricane season is in full swing, with Idalia touching down in Florida. Around the world, geopolitical tensions continue to reshape global supply chains, trade routes and more.
Sterling Smith, the Director of Agricultural Research at AgriSompo North America, joined us on this week’s “See the Futures” to help us digest the complex state of the grain futures markets based on his decades of experience as a grain and futures market analyst.
Additional topics discussed in this free livestream:
Why BLT sandwiches in the summer affect pork belly prices
How record heat in the US could affect the corn and soybean
BRICS countries’ impact on the grain markets
Why orange juice has seen declining volume
Chart analysis of December wheat, pork bellies, and feeder cattle futures
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