*Corn sags on expectations of record planting report. *Wheat prices the lowest since April 3. CHICAGO, May 20- U.S. grain and soybean futures traded mostly lower on Monday, pressured by a pickup in planting around the U.S.» Read More
Philip Silverman, Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Management says that commodity prices are being pushed up by physical forces and pushed down by slowing growth.
Guy Pickard is a rancher in Kansas, and he discusses how the severe drought is impacting his crop. "Things are in kind of a dire situation," he says.
In the last 3 months, corn has soared 35 percent. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details of the latest USDA report and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, weighs in.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the most recent crop report from the USDA gives a look at the extended impact of the Midwestern drought on hog farmers and cattle ranchers.
CNBC's Jane Wells has the latest detail on the impact this summer's drought has taken on crop prices and production.
A look at the latest USDA report and how this summer's drought has impacted crop prices and production, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
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.
Excessive heat in the Midwest is causing commodity prices to soar, as higher corn and soybean production costs hit consumers' wallets. A look at whether relief is on the horizon as hurricane season approaches, with Paul Walsh, Weather Channel.
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.
Nothing drains the consumer's wallet like a rise in food prices, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Should the government step in and help the agriculture industry during this season's record-setting drought? Gregory Page, Cargill CEO, and Jim Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, weigh in.
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.
The worst drought to hit the U.S. in 56 years may still be ongoing but Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets says investors would we wise to look ahead to the next big one and consider it as a trading opportunity.
Luke Chandler, Global Head of Agri Commodity Markets Research, Rabobank says that grain prices will head higher in the coming months.
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.
Arjuna Mahendran, MD & Head Investment Strategy Asia at HSBC Private Bank says that central banks are still fearful of cutting rates due to the risk of high inflation.
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.