Commodity Markets Center

Use the chart below to check futures prices for commodities. Click the links for pricing on grains, livestock, oil and more and stay on top of what's going on in the markets. Cash price reflects the USDA Chicago terminal.

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Latest Marketing News and Analysis

  • Corn Crop Improves Soybeans Hold Steady

    7/7/2015 5:45:00 AM
    Grain markets are lower coming from profit taking, weather forecast and simply the old adage “you have to feed a bull everyday”. The outside markets are watching for any news out of the summit between Euro Leaders and for any fallout from the Chinese stock market slide.
  • As Pits Close, Traders Remain Close to Exchanges, Markets 7/7/2015 5:00:00 AM
    The open outcry system, which dates back to the 19th century, involved hundreds of traders crowded around a sunken floor, yelling and using hand signals to trade everything from crude oil to pork bellies.
  • Can U.S Prices Remain Above World Prices? 7/6/2015 2:00:00 PM
    This is cause for concern as we are not an island of ourselves. We are competing on a world market and a balance needs to be found at which business will be done and dairy products will move both domestically and internationally.
  • How Liquid Are Our Farmers? 7/6/2015 12:36:00 PM
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released a report that had some data on the liquidity of farmers. The trend is not favorable.
  • Grains Sink on Greece News and Rain Reprieve 7/6/2015 8:06:00 AM
    Grain markets came back from the holiday weekend in a selling mood with soybeans off 20 cents, wheat off 15 cents and corn down 10 cents.
  • The bear is back but with a few less teeth 7/6/2015 7:33:00 AM
  • Grains Retreat On Weather and Greece Concerns 7/6/2015 5:48:00 AM
    Grain markets are lower as weekend weather systems moved further south than expected. The sharp rally last week is being met with profit taking due to outside influences as the US Dollar is higher and crude oil is down nearly 2.50.
  • We hold these truths... 7/4/2015 7:31:00 AM
  • Bread Makers Win in European Hot Spell on Better Wheat Quality 7/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
    With temperatures topping 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) in France, the hot weather could increase the protein content of Europe’s wheat crop.
  • India to Spend $7.9 Billion to Expand Irrigated Land 7/3/2015 7:00:00 AM
    India will spend 500 billion rupees ($7.9 billion) over five years to expand irrigation as it seeks to help farmers improve crop yields and feed the nation’s 1.25 billion people.
  • Gulke: Wave Goodbye to $3 Cash Corn 7/3/2015 5:00:00 AM
    Feeling bearish and considering selling 2016 crop corn? Think again, says Jerry Gulke, because the outlook for grain prices looks very different after USDA's June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.
  • Is There Any Hope for Midwest Crop Yields? 7/2/2015 3:59:00 PM
  • Where is the Chinese Soybean Demand? 7/2/2015 3:21:00 PM
    Record demand in the last few years has the market nervous about any hiccups in production, but what if demand is cooling off a little?
  • That Old Familiar Feeling 7/2/2015 3:01:00 PM
    It has been a while, but the grain markets have a touch of that old summer weather bull feeling. The too wet logic is rare (see 1993) but the behavior pattern is familiar. The spec funds press the short side into the June Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. USDA shows a tighter supply scenario than expected, and the weather patterns cause some concern about new crop yield in the US, overseas or both. Then the market chases the shorts out and builds in some risk premium.
  • Thank you to the Senators who did the right thing and passed TPA 7/2/2015 12:00:00 PM
    The good news is that Congress finally passed Trade Promotion Authority last week, in what may be the toughest vote our lawmakers have cast so far this year. The bad news is that TPA was the easy part.
  • Corn Market Seen Tighter as Pigs Erode Reserves at 27-Year High 7/2/2015 10:00:00 AM
    U.S. corn inventories are the highest since 1988, and that still won’t be enough of a cushion to keep supplies from tightening as demand for livestock feed surges and farmers cut back on acreage.
  • Pork on more Forks 7/2/2015 9:12:00 AM
  • Soybean Cancellations 7/2/2015 8:20:00 AM
  • Big Week for Grains Ends with Big Weekend 7/2/2015 5:50:00 AM
    Grain markets are mixed as consolidation and profit taking trade occur after the week’s big run up and ahead of the three day weekend.
  • Asia’s Growing Appetite for Meat, Milk Seen Driving Up Costs 7/1/2015 8:00:00 PM
    Asia’s fast-growing economies will increase demand for food in the next decade, especially meat and dairy, as incomes rise, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations predicted.