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Food Price Index Lowest Since 2010 $

Food Price Index Lowest Since 2010  $

The FAO Food Price Index has now hit the lowest level since 2010. If you take a look at the FAO chart at right showing the last five years of…

Ag Grain Prices drop, Meat Prices Jump $

Ag Grain Prices drop, Meat Prices Jump  $

There is a huge disparity in the fortunes of the farming and rancher community this year. Because of a bumper harvest in the grain sector, YTD grain prices have been…

Raw Materials – Business Threats and Opportunities $

Raw Materials – Business Threats and Opportunities    $

Why We Shouldn’t be Worried about Farmers and Plummeting Corn Prices. There is a lot of concern out there about corn prices amid a bumper crop this year. Many believe…

Newest Price to Stocks Ratio for Major Commodities $

Newest Price to Stocks Ratio for Major Commodities  $

We like to go to the monthly crop outlook from the USDA to pull out just one figure – the price to stocks use ratio. It’s pretty simple stuff, the…

A Beef Chart Needing Little Explanation $

A Beef Chart Needing Little Explanation  $

The accompanying chart in this story is from IndexMundi and it shows the daily price for beef. It really doesn’t need any explanation – beef prices are near or at…

World Food Prices will become a Big 2014 Story $

World Food Prices will become a Big 2014 Story  $

TranSystems ran a story yesterday on the global food situation – which is expected to get markedly worse because of environmental impacts from drought and flooding in key producer markets…

Agriculture Sector Remains Elevated $

Agriculture Sector Remains Elevated  $

The agriculture sector has been strong since the beginning of the year as we have mentioned. A number of factors have played a role in the price appreciation that we…

Pork Industry in Trouble $

Pork Industry in Trouble  $

There isn’t a tremendous amount of discussion of this story except in the farming circles. But, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has killed between 4-5 million piglets in the United…

Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge

Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge

This is shaping up to be the year when all the travails in the agricultural world start to catch up with the commodities markets. There has been an unrelenting series…

El-Nino Return? Strength of Which Could Determine our Near Future $

El-Nino Return? Strength of Which Could Determine our Near Future  $

Could El Nino usher in the next World War?  Could it force the next recession? Those sound like crazy statements – but they aren’t that far-fetched – especially if you…

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