*Wheat down more than 18 pct for July. *Corn set for monthly loss of more than 10 pct. "The dryness issues in parts of Europe, Canada and Argentina remain but that is not leaving the market on the precipice of new crop downgrades," said Tobin Gorey, director of agricultural strategy, Commonwealth Bank of Australia in a note to clients.» Read More
CNBC's Melissa Lee interviews Terry Duffy, executive chairman of CME Group.
"DRJ" reveals which energy name is seeing increased options activity, as a result of talk about mergers and acquisitions.
Joe Sanderson, CEO of Sanderson Farms, explains what could make-or-break the ag trade in 2012.
You thought the tax debate in Congress this week was about extending the Bush tax cuts, right? Or unemployment insurance? It’s also about a long list of smaller tax provisions that have been salted into the bill, unrelated provisions that benefit special interests.
A highly regarded cloud computing analyst reveals his best plays for the new year.
The "Fast Money" traders look at how to trade China's inflation data.
The "Fast Money" traders look at copper and gold ahead of China's November inflation report.
Now that Centennial Seed has established a presence in Colorado, selling cannabis seeds to producers of medical marijuana, Ben Holmes wants to tackle 14 other states, where the drug is legal.
Stocks are one of the best value asset classes available to investors, but sovereign bonds including US Treasurys are among the most expensive, Hank Smith, CIO of Haverford Investment, told CNBC Tuesday.
And they’re more than plays on just that sector. In fact, they’re making money right now in multiple bull markets.
US companies in agriculture and technology are strong investments, particularly those that offer big dividends, BlackRock CEO and chairman Laurence Fink told CNBC Tuesday.
If you grow peanuts in this country, the government will pay you to keep them in storage—instead of selling them—if the price of peanuts falls below a certain target and the farmers decide to forfeit their crop.
U.S. families are going to have to be a bit more savvy to bring their Thanksgiving dinner to the table on budget. According to the American Farm Bureau, the cost of the turkey and all the fixings has risen 1.3 percent from last year. However, according to a survey by Walmart, three out of five American families are trying to serve their holiday meal on the same budget as last year.
Once reviled, Japan's koshu grapes could soon deserve a place among the world’s fine white-wine grapes as local producers change their winemaking practices. The NYT reports.
Cotton prices are rising dramatically. Analysts say several factors are involved in this historic move, and the macro picture for cotton is more complex than a simple weak dollar, strong commodity play.
In its most recent CPI report for food, the USDA reported that prices are expected to rise in 2011. For all food, prices are expected to rise two to three percent, which is double the levels of 2010. Meat prices are expected to rise up to 3.5 percent, and dairy 5.5 percent.
The produce industry — rocked by several major recalls in recent years linked to outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria — has been searching for a better way to wash its greens. Now, the nation’s leading producer of bagged salad greens, Fresh Express, says that washing them in a mild acid solution accomplishes the task. The NYT reports.
As stocks ended off session highs Wednesday, the traders discussed some stocks that caught their attention.
From oil to corn, the commodities sector is on fire. Gold, silver and copper are at all-time highs as the U.S. dollar loses value.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline for vehicles manufactured since 2007.