CHICAGO-- Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 1 cent to $6.4250 a bushel; May corn was 2.25 cents lower at 4.82 a bushel; May oats declined 20 cents to $4.7350 a bushel; while May soybeans fell 2.50 cents to $14.2050 a bushel.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.
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.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist, UOB says he is less worried about food price levels right now.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
After a big run-up earlier this week, corn prices dropped along with soybeans, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, weighs in on legendary investor, Jim Roger's Ag commodities play, and the outlook for gold.
An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.
A look at what's trending in the mining industry now, with James T. Prokopanko, The Mosaic Company president & CEO, and CNBC's Brian Shactman.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the play on the drop in corn and wheat.
Mark Gulley, Ticonderoga Securities managing director with the play on commodity stocks, ahead of Wednesday's USDA crop report, and the Fast Money traders with the trade on Tyson's upgrade.
From aviation to wheat production, a broad cohort of US industry is looking forward to the passage of US trade deals with Colombia and Panama next week.
"Over the last few weeks we have seen quite a lot of liquidation across the soft commodities, especially for corn, wheat and soya beans. This has been partially due to the economic situation with the euro zone and the US and concern about lower demand," Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Enterprises, told CNBC.
A look at how to profit from trading single commodities, with Sal Gilbertie, Teucrium Trading president.
Dry patch of weather in the Midwest is pushing grain prices higher, with Rich Ilczyszyn, MF Global.
"How fast can producers respond to these strong price signals? In the US, they have been frustrated by the hottest weather in over half a century. The bigger story in the longer term is getting developing economies on board," Daniel Wills, senior analyst at ETF Securities, told CNBC.