Some analysts expect that the USDA may adjust the number of corn acres planted, which currently exceeds the agency's estimates by about 5 million acres. But there was no such adjustment, and Iowa State University agricultural economist Chad Hart believes the USDA will wait to do in January, if necessary. Changing the number of acres planted— which are reported on...» Read More
The recent dry weather affecting crops across the midwest of America will hit the reinsurance industry with perhaps the biggest loss ever, according to Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman at Munich Re.
The spike in crop prices this year may be an early glimpse into a chronic food crisis that could unfold over the next forty years, says well-known money manager Jeremy Grantham.
For answers, Jim Cramer looks at the technicals.
Christopher Narayanan, Head of Agricultural Commodities Research, Societe Generale says that there's no need for an ethanol mandate waiver as there is still sufficient inventories.
As the world’s largest importer of American agricultural products, China stands to get walloped by the drought that is ravaging US croplands. Globalpost reports.
Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.
A drought-fueled rally in soybeans, corn and wheat is raising fears of another round of food price inflation, posing an unwelcome complication for policymakers, particularly in emerging Asia, where higher consumer prices may hinder their ability to ease monetary policy.
With nearly two-thirds of the US enduring drought conditions, food prices are expected to jump ahead of the November election. That could add to voter anxieties about the economy, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Both corn and soybean prices have slid from Monday’s record highs and should be considered a buying opportunity if this pull-back continues in the short term, Erin FitzPatrick, Commodity Analyst at Rabobank, told CNBC.
The USDA slashed projections of corn production by a larger than expected amount, now predicting an average yield of 146 bushels an acre. "My concern is we're underestimating the scope of the problem," says Gulke, who also advises farmers on risk management tools like futures with The Gulke Group.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the play on the USDA's cut in yield projections for corn, soybeans, and wheat, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest trades in corn and grain after a government report predicts significant cuts in yields.
A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.
Soft commodities such as soy and corn should be used by investors to protect against inflation in the same way as gold, according to the founding partner of GAIA Capital, John Coast Sullenger.
Tom Essaye, Editor, Money and Markets says things are improving in corn & soybean markets due to hot weather concerns.
A look at the latest market moves and how to trade them, with Jack Bouroudjian, Bull and Bear Partners CEO.
Greg Smith, Group CEO, Global Commodities Ltd says that speculators are still short commodities and that investors are not picking up on the protein theme yet.
A rising U.S. dollar is exerting major pressure on commodity prices and in turn could be setting up a prime buying opportunity in grains, energy and—yes—even gold.
Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, is aiming for higher earnings this year as price hikes and cost-cuts are expected to help it offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material prices.
Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.