Stories in Category "Commodity Markets and Futures Trading"

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help

Last spring, farmers reported planting 8.5 million acres of cotton, which – with the exception of one Farm Crisis year - was the smallest amount of land d....
U.S. could face trade penalties of $1 billion

U.S. could face trade penalties of $1 billion

The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for meat labeling r....
Energy, Agriculture and Trade downturn slows Mid-American economy

Energy, Agriculture and Trade downturn slows Mid-American economy

A declining energy and agriculture sector have pulled down the Midwestern economy according to one academic who tracks the region’s financial health.
Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

The Golden State ranks 1st in the nation for grape production and 4th in the world for wine production, behind Italy, France, and Spain. But in the past ....
Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’....
USDA Reports Bring Out the Bulls

USDA Reports Bring Out the Bulls

USDA's quarterly stocks, acreage and crop condition reports bring out the market bulls.
WASDE Shows Adequate Supplies and Predicts Bumper Crops

WASDE Shows Adequate Supplies and Predicts Bumper Crops

New crop domestic ending stocks are based on predictions of bringing in near record crops during the 2015 harvest season
Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Dozens of tornadoes rolled through the Great Plains this week wreaking havoc from Nebraska to North Texas. Oklahoma took the brunt of the weather system t....
Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue

Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue

Our country’s earliest sugar makers were firmly rooted in their craft well before Europeans arrived. But it was the union of native tradition and colonia....
More Growers Looking to Soybeans Over Corn in 2015

More Growers Looking to Soybeans Over Corn in 2015

According to the Agriculture Department, U.S. producers are expected to plant 89.2 million acres of corn this spring. If realized, that would be down 2 p....