*Japan says wants to boost stocks in case future shipments delayed. TOKYO, Dec 6- Japan's Ministry of Agriculture has issued a surprise tender to purchase a total of 162,011 tonnes of Canadian Western Red Spring wheat as it looks to negate the impact of possible future shipping delays, a government official said on Friday.» Read More
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.
Discussing the real reason fertilizer stocks are on fire and how to play the trade, with Mark Gulley, Ticonderoga Securities.
CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.
"Everyone's looking at the weather concerns because it's harvest time in the U.S. and the U.S. is the major exporter of corn and wheat," Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Enterprises told CNBC. "On the other hand, one has to look at the consumption... so there's a balance of those two that everyone's concerned about," he added.
Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.
China’s self-sufficiency in wheat, rice and corn could be reversed in dramatic fashion in the next few years offering investors a chance to make big returns, according to Richard Ferguson, the global head of agriculture at Renaissance Capital in London.
Wheat prices may be slightly down for 2011, but are still up about 70%, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman. David Wenner, B&G Foods president & CEO, also weighs in.