As a strong dollar makes U.S. commodities more expensive globally, American farmers are finding it tougher to compete in export markets.
Drought in the Great Plains is decimating an important portion of the U.S. wheat crop, pushing prices to multiyear highs and drawing hedge funds and other speculative investors to a typically lonely corner of financial markets. Read moreRead More »
The marketplace is ramping up speculation about U.S. corn and soybean acres ahead of USDA’s Planting Intentions report due out on March 31. Increasingly, it seems traders think there will be plenty of both crops planted this year, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. Read moreRead More »