Kansas: Ag Commodity Futures Conference, Overland Park, April 5-6

🕔Mar 8, 2018The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University will jointly host, “Protecting America’s Agricultural Markets: An Agricultural Commodity Futures […]

Kansas: 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference, Overland Park, April 5-6

🕔Nov 17, 2017The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University will jointly host, “Protecting America’s Agricultural Markets: An Agricultural Commodity Futures […]

Grain Markets: Is Global Demand Waking Up? – DTN

🕔Nov 8, 2017I realize corn’s bearish woes are well known by now, so pardon me for repeating the main points. USDA is estimating 2.43 billion bushels of U.S. ending corn stocks for […]

Commodity Prices Move in Synch with Each Other – DTN

🕔Oct 26, 2017Even though the Oct. 20 close in December corn was still slightly above the August low of $3.44 1/4, there was nothing about last week’s 8 1/4-cent drop in prices […]

Corn and Soybean Prices: The Market Is Not About Fairness – DTN

🕔Sep 13, 2017“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” – Rabindranath Tagore, poet. Have you ever had one of those nagging feelings that something isn’t right, but couldn’t […]

China’s Evolving Ag Support Policies

🕔Jun 14, 2017China’s agricultural imports—and policies affecting those agricultural products—have important implications for the United States because China has become the top agricultural export market for American goods (see Figure 1). Even […]

U.S. Commodity Markets Respond to Changes in China’s Ag Policies

🕔Jun 14, 2017International trade deficits have recently been reputed as “bad” for the economy; however, agriculture has posted a trade surplus since 1959. For U.S. agriculture, trade represents 20% of farmers’ income […]

Texas: Rio Grande Valley Crop Seminar, Monte Alto, Nov. 10

🕔Nov 4, 2016South Texas row crop producers are invited to the Spring 2017 Crop Seminar to help them prepare for what could be a tough year in 2017, according to organizers. Brad […]

Peanuts: A Thin Market With a Government-Set Price Floor

🕔Mar 21, 2016Peanuts have never had an active cash or derivative market. Farm bill changes in the early 2000s eliminated traditional price supports and altered the way growers are paid; farmers now […]

Farming: Thin Commodity Markets Raise Concerns

🕔Mar 21, 2016Markets for many farm products are increasingly concentrated at the processing level, meaning less competition for the products that farmers sell. Increased coordination between farmers and processors can resolve information […]

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