Stories in Category "Commodity Markets and Futures Trading"

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

The Golden State ranks 1st in the nation for grape production and 4th in the world for wine production, behind Italy, France, and Spain. But in the past ....
Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’....
USDA Reports Bring Out the Bulls

USDA Reports Bring Out the Bulls

USDA's quarterly stocks, acreage and crop condition reports bring out the market bulls.
WASDE Shows Adequate Supplies and Predicts Bumper Crops

WASDE Shows Adequate Supplies and Predicts Bumper Crops

New crop domestic ending stocks are based on predictions of bringing in near record crops during the 2015 harvest season
Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

Dozens of tornadoes rolled through the Great Plains this week wreaking havoc from Nebraska to North Texas. Oklahoma took the brunt of the weather system t....
Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue

Maple Syrup Producers Tap Tradition of Value-Added Revenue

Our country’s earliest sugar makers were firmly rooted in their craft well before Europeans arrived. But it was the union of native tradition and colonia....
More Growers Looking to Soybeans Over Corn in 2015

More Growers Looking to Soybeans Over Corn in 2015

According to the Agriculture Department, U.S. producers are expected to plant 89.2 million acres of corn this spring. If realized, that would be down 2 p....
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.