Stories in Category "Commodity Markets and Futures Trading"

Farm Income Projected to Tumble Again in 2015

Farm Income Projected to Tumble Again in 2015

USDA released net farm income projections for 2015. And the prediction is a dramatic drop for America’s producers.
Career Profile: Commodities Trader | Jack Scoville

Career Profile: Commodities Trader | Jack Scoville

Jack Scoville is a Commodities Trader placing trades for others at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Commodity Markets: Managing Risk with Cash Markets and Forward Contracting

Commodity Markets: Managing Risk with Cash Markets and Forward Contracting

Two methods that are commonly used by farmers and ranchers to market commodities and manage risk include cash marketing and forward contracting.
Introduction to Commodities and Commodity Markets

Introduction to Commodities and Commodity Markets

A commodity is a raw product. Examples of commodities include grains, livestock, precious metals like gold and silver, and energy sources. To make it easi....
Farmers donate Harvest to a good cause

Farmers donate Harvest to a good cause

Farmers band together to help people in need on the other side of the world using the Foods Resource Bank.
The Changing Face of Commodity Trading

The Changing Face of Commodity Trading

Open outcry was the rule for nearly 150 years at the world's oldest futures exchange. In 2007, that all changed when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange mer....
Florida Citrus Crop hit by Citrus Greening

Florida Citrus Crop hit by Citrus Greening

The Citrus Growers of Florida fight to save their crop against the ravages of Citrus Greening Disease.
College Students Operate Diversified Grain and Livestock Farm

College Students Operate Diversified Grain and Livestock Farm

Iowa State University students operate a diversified grain and livestock farm. The operation is a one of a kind hands-on classroom at a land grant univer....
USDA: Corn and Soybeans in the Best Shape in 20 Years

USDA: Corn and Soybeans in the Best Shape in 20 Years

Corn and soybean crops in the best shape in 20 years.
Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?

Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?

How are commodity markets regulated? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, ....