Wheat Commodity Market Trades, Charts


  • Spike in Crop Prices May Signal 'Chronic Food Crisis' Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 12:48 PM ET
    TIANLIN, CHINA - MAY 12: A villager looks at the parched paddy on May 12, 2012 in Tianlin county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China. A lingering drought has dried up most of rivers as high temperature and little rainfall over the past three months this year. Tianlin county had suffered from severe drought over the past three years.

    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.

  • Weather Impact on Grains     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Grain Prices to Head Higher     Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Luke Chandler, Global Head of Agri Commodity Markets Research, Rabobank says that grain prices will head higher in the coming months.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Central Banks Still Fear Cutting Rates     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Corn, Wheat Prices Could Rise Further: Pro     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    Luke Mathews, Agriculture Commodities Strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, says he sees potential further upside for the oilseed complex due to tight supplies in the U.S. He adds that the corn supply crunch is also putting pressure on wheat prices.

  • Midwest Farmers Field of Dreams Turns Brown Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    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.

  • Santelli on USDA Crop Report     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    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

  • Corn Prices Surge on USDA Forecast     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest trades in corn and grain after a government report predicts significant cuts in yields.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Speculators Still Short Commodities     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:47 PM ET

    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.

  • Dollar Slams Commodities: 'Total Blowout' Coming? Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
    Flames are seen in a field at the edge of Voronezh, central Russia, on July 31, 2010.

    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.

  • Balancing Act: Food Inflation     Monday, 7 May 2012 | 8:38 PM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist, UOB says he is less worried about food price levels right now.

  • Soybean Q2 Price Forecast $14/Bushel     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 6:44 PM ET

    Erin Fitzpatrick, Commodity Analyst, Rabobank says that downgrades in South America Soybean crop production levels is causing the largest year-on-year decline in global output.

  • The Bear Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    With commodities enjoying a robust start to 2012, some traders are concerned that crude oil and other hard assets are ripe for a fall.

  • Syngenta Eyes More Earnings Growth in 2012 Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    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.

  • Gartman's Best Grain Trades     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, provides insight on the best plays in the agriculture space and the impact of unusual weather on grains and crops.

  • Climate Change and its Impact on Food Prices Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    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.

  • Grain Prices Sink     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:29 PM ET

    After a big run-up earlier this week, corn prices dropped along with soybeans, with CNBC's Jane Wells.