Saturday, September 22, 2018

URBANA, Ill. — Corn and soybean markets are not reliant solely on energy or futures prices to support their levels, said a University of...

By MIKE WOOLVERTON Extension Grain Economist Sighs of relief were heard throughout the grain trade last week as corn and soybean planting both progressed. Ordinarily, prices...

BASEL, Switzerland — Syngenta has reached a definitive agreement with Monsanto, which settles all outstanding litigation relating to the two companies’ global corn and...

URBANA, Ill. — Between 2003 and 2007, the majority of corn and soybean production cost increases can be attributed to crude oil price increases,...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Recent hog prices are described as a “miracle” by a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist, who compares the high prices to an answered prayer.

High energy prices, increasing global demand, drought and other factors -- not biofuels -- are the primary drivers of higher food costs.

Reduced plantings are expected to push cottonseed prices to $400/ton.

A House agriculture subcommittee held a hearing May 15 to review the source of volatile price movements in agricultural and energy commodity markets.

While weather should improve in the next two weeks, it will not be enough to make up for planting delays already endured by the nation's corn farmers.

WASHINGTON — While financial and risk-management decisions always have been challenging aspects of farm and ranch work, extreme volatility in commodity markets in recent...
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