Corn Prices Climb Nearly 50% in 2021 May 11, 2021

🕔May 11, 2021
Wall Street Journal writers Ryan Dezember and Kirk Maltais reported on Monday that, “America’s biggest cash crop has rarely been more expensive. Corn prices have risen roughly 50% in 2021 and a […]

Why Have Commodity Prices All Spiked Significantly Higher? – DTN May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Let’s start by agreeing that $7 corn isn’t necessarily a great thing. It isn’t great for livestock feeders, it isn’t great for ethanol plants and it isn’t great for drivers […]

Ag Commodities: High Prices Cure High Prices – Commentary Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
In the past, when we have advocated for supply management programs, others have disagreed with our analysis by making the argument that “low prices cure low prices.” By that they […]

Ag Trade: What Is a Commodity? – DTN Jan 4, 2021

🕔Jan 4, 2021
Perhaps it was the ancient Egyptians who first put a public price on next year’s grain harvest, a radical innovation that gave farmers some certainty and motivation to grow as […]

Soybeans: High Prices Attracting Investment Speculators – DTN Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
I’ve been thinking a lot about soybeans lately, and I’m not the only one. Participation in the soybean futures market surged to an all-time high of 1,049,850 contracts (total open […]

Ag Outlook Webinar – June 12 Jun 8, 2020

🕔Jun 8, 2020
As the 2020 planting season concludes and summer begins, crop and livestock producers continue to face weak commodity prices and are under severe financial pressure. Join ag economists Michael Langemeier […]

Grain Markets: What Can We Learn from Negative Oil Futures? – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
At some point on the morning of Monday, April 20, I noticed that front-month crude oil futures were worth about $4 per barrel. “Shockingly low,” I thought. “Crude oil will […]

Commodity Markets: Needed Bulls Return – DTN Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Commodity markets finally pushed back Thursday after a week of brutal trading days with futures prices in grains, livestock and energy sectors all ending in the green. Stocks and commodity […]

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes New Position Limits – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is taking another stab at establishing position limits in commodity markets, its fourth such attempt since Congress passed the requirement as part of 2010’s financial […]

Commodity Market Optimism Falls with Spread of Chinese Coronavirus – DTN Jan 28, 2020

🕔Jan 28, 2020
Optimism has fallen out of the commodity and stock markets as the number of infections rise from the coronavirus in China, which has spread to the U.S., Canada and now […]

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