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

  • 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.
  • Trading Volume Spikes to New Record on Tuesday 7/1/2015 7:00:00 PM
    Spurred by new Acreage and quarterly Grain Stocks numbers released by the USDA on June 30, trading volume for agricultural commodities hit a new record at 2.874 million contracts, according to CME Group.
  • Ethanol Production Starting to Decline 7/1/2015 6:18:00 PM
  • Closing Markets Commentary 07/01/15 7/1/2015 2:21:00 PM
    Wheat futures were hit by heavy profit-taking pressure following yesterday’s strong gains, reminding traders that wheat is not competitively priced on the global market.
  • It Pays to Follow the Rules 7/1/2015 12:40:00 PM
    When you try to do sophisticated estate tax planning, it pays to follow the rules. A taxpayer found out in Tax Court yesterday how much it can cost when you don't.
  • Global Wheat Shipments Seen at Risk due to Canadian Drought 7/1/2015 12:00:00 PM
    The drought parching fields across parts of Canada risks triggering a shortfall in global wheat exports, according to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., which said the event was being compared to dryness in 2002.
  • #grainsgonewild: Price Rally Triggers Online Celebration 7/1/2015 10:50:00 AM
    Want to relive Tuesday's market rally? So do we. Here's a collection of memorable tweets on the reaction to USDA's June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.
  • Grains Pause in the Overnight 7/1/2015 8:30:00 AM
  • USDA Data Keeps Volatility in Grain Markets 7/1/2015 5:50:00 AM
    Grain markets are mixed on light profit taking following yesterday's sharp USDA report rally. The Greek debt fallout, weather forecasts, and acreage and yield adjustments are all factors which will continue to drive the market.