CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a...» Read More
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.
Extreme weather this year has sent grain prices soaring, jolting commodities markets and creating fears of tight supplies that could eventually hit consumers’ wallets. The NYT reports.
It has certainly seemed so lately. Cramer’s advice: Use that to your advantage.
Plus, a look at low P/E multiples, earnings and the ag market.
Monsanto has been buffeted by setbacks this year that have prompted analysts to question whether its winning streak from creating ever more expensive genetically engineered crops is coming to an end, the New York Times reports.
The "Mad Money" host explains what's important to watch for when companies report next week.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t quarters worth watching. Here are Cramer’s top picks.
BHP Billiton said on Friday it expected to lodge a motion within the next few days to challenge a lawsuit filed by Potash to fend off the miner's $39 billion hostile takeover bid.
San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply. Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.
Mike Sutherlin, CEO of Joy Global, talks candidly about takeovers with the desk.
Plus, get calls on retail, agriculture, housing and more.
Think you’ve got a hot tip on a buyout rumor? Think again. None of the rampant deal speculation in the market this month has come true.
An Iowa egg producer at the center of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella apologized to a Congressional panel on Wednesday and acknowledged that his family operation had become “big quite awhile before we stopped acting like we were small.” The NYT reports.
With the price of both corn and cotton higher, the traders game its effect on the food industry and retail space. So what's their trade?