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Should Keep an Eye on Corn. $

Corn plantings were estimated higher than expected, which impacted corn futures today. The USDA said that farmers would plant a five year low level of corn at 89.2 million acres.…

Pork Prices Continue to Stay Lower.

Pork prices have moved from 4 year highs to 4 year lows in just about six months. Viruses early last year killed millions of small pigs, which pushed prices to…

A Crop Report – For the Rest of Us. $

You know that farmers and Ag specialists watch the Ag report with regularity. We don’t, as a general rule, report it every month. But, there is a way that the…

Meat Prices Should Start to Ease $

Meat Prices Should Start to Ease  $

We have begun to see the anticipated drop in live cattle prices (which would eventually lead to cheaper meat prices at stores). As we have written many times, the drought…

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…

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