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The drought and heatwave in the Midwest have lowered yields of corn, soybeans and wheat and sent crop prices soaring.For those who want updates live and directly from the ground (from the farm and from the trading pits) we’ve assembled some of the best follows on Twitter:
Byrne Investments: Handle @Byrne_Invest [Description: The twitter account of Byrne Investment Services, a commodity brokerage with 16 years experience managing agricultural and speculative accounts.
Tony Rohrs: Handle @TonyRohrs [Description: Rohrs owns and operates Rohrs Brothers, a family owned and operated farm in Northwest Ohio. He also owns Agri Management Group LLC a company and is a commodity trader.
Knutson Farms: Handle @KnutsonFarms [Description: Commodities, farming, and economics
Cornbroker21: Handle @Cornbroker21 [Description: Farm hedger
Doug Bartlett: Handle @Grainmonster [Description: Offers farm risk management through Midwest Farm Services
Thomas Grisafi: Handle @IndianaGrainCo [Description: Farmer, trader, speculator. Not a Broker Not an Analyst
Julianna Johnston: Handle @JuliJohnston [Description: “Farm girl” who also acts as an advocate, analyst and journalist for Pro Farmer
Rob Levy: Handle @robbylevy [Description: Agricultural commodity options / futures trader at CBOT
Cory Ritter: Handle @CoryRitter [Description: Ritter is a farmer and has a corn and soybean farm in central Illinois
Tregg Cronin: Handle @tmcronin31 [Description: Market analyst for Country Hedging Inc., a subsidiary of CHS Inc.
Katie Micik: Handle @KatieMDTN [Decription: DTN Markets editor, tweets about all things ag.
Chris Barron: Handle @chrisbarron24 [Description: Corn and soybean producer, blogger for AgWeb, and agricultural business consultant
Eric Wilkinson: Handle @Wolfmansblog [Description: An independent floor trader, CNBC on air Consultant, and Venture Capitalist.
Note: Thanks to Knutson Farms and Thomas Grisafi for recommending other twitter handles.