Market volatility likely to persist until harvest

Markets will be watching weather conditions closely as corn crop enters the critical pollination stage. PHOTO / CONRAD SCHMIDT

Corn and soybean markets continue to experience wild price swings ahead of the 2021 harvest season, and the volatility isn't likely to end until this fall.

At the end of June, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report shocked the market by projecting that farmers planted far fewer acres of corn and soybeans than traders expected. That sent futures contracts shooting higher, reaching their price...

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