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Corn Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • Corn Crop Withers Away: 'Thought It Was Onions' Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 6:02 PM ET
    Cedarburg, Wisconsin, July 2, 2012.

    Crop conditions continue to worsen, to levels not seen since the drought of 1988, threatening the size and quality of the U.S. corn crop as it enters a critical developmental stage.

  • Soy and Corn the New Gold? Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    Soybean field

    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.

  • 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.

  • CNBC's Week in Review: 6 Stories You May Have Missed Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    A Wal-Mart bribery scandal, a Federal Reserve meeting, Ben Bernanke holds a press conference, Lloyd Bankfein gives a rare interview, Spain gets a downgrade, the Netheralnds falters, and earnings, earnings, earnings. It’d be easy to miss a story here or there amid all the major headline hubbub; even stories with some long range import. Here we’ve assembled some of those under-the-fold stories that caught the attention of a fair number of readers, but not on the scale of the major headlines of the

    Here we’ve assembled some of those under-the-fold stories that caught the attention of a fair number of readers, but not on the scale of the major headlines of the day.

  • CNBC Poll: Best-Performing Commodity in 2012? Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    ETF Strategist | Commodities

    While individual commodities are subject to a lot of momentum—they are a good alternative to stocks and bonds and commonly used for diversification, and hedging investments.

  • Gartman Ignores China In Commodities Strategy Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    Widely followed commodities trader Dennis Gartman on Monday said he wasn’t concerned about an official slowdown in China.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dennis Gartman Sees Ag, Fertilizer Growth In 2012 Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    Signs look positive for the agricultural and fertilizer industries in 2012, and U.S. companies would likely benefit the most, investor Dennis Gartman said on “Fast Money.”

  • Holy Cow! Milk is Leading the Commodity Pack Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    Milk is on track to be the top performing commodity for the year, in terms of price percentage gains.

  • Farmers Cash In on Legal Weed: Hay Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:32 PM ET
    Hay

    Prices for hay — the legal weed — are on fire. They're rising faster than prices for corn, thanks to a drought in Texas, plus rising demand as farmers avoid paying for more expensive feed. In addition, increased regulations in some areas are making hay farming more difficult.

  • Bigger Corn Surplus Could Slow Food Inflation Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Corn

    Food prices could rise more slowly next year because farmers have a bigger surplus of corn on hand than previously thought.

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    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.

  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET
    Corn

    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

  • Corn Supplies Jump, Easing Shortage Worries Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    Corn

    Corn supplies are forecast to be higher than expected this fall. A larger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

  • Farms Keep Nebraska Economy Growing: Governor Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Corn

    Nebraska is in a positive state of mind thanks to a diversified economy and controlling spending, Gov. Dave Heineman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Grain Futures Sell-Off Was 'Overreaction': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    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.

  • Battle Between Ethanol and Pork May Cause Corn Shortage Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

    At the World Pork Expo, the hot topic corn. Which leads to the big beef between hogs and ethanol. Both are competing for corn, and there may not be enough to go around.

  • Buy Grains Before China Runs Out: Expert Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Rainy Day Investing: Grain Prices Expected to Rebound Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.