This Just In…There’s Too Much Damn Corn! Futures Get Trashed

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Corn futures are getting absolutely trashed this morning…along with basically everything else in the commodities sector. July futures are down nearly 8% as I write, as the USDA just reported that corn stocks are up 6% from a month earlier. Obviously the market does not like this supply news, and corn is being heavily discounted […]

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Despite record harvests last year, corn and wheat stocks are still sitting near 30-year lows.  Which means, anything short of a bumper crop could send the grains skywards once again. Here are some very cool charts, courtesy of Chris Mayer at DailyWealth, that depict the stocks-to-use ratios of of wheat and corn since 1970, versus […]

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By JULIE JARGON February 15, 2008; Page A1 ALBION, Neb. — The U.S. economy may be teetering on the brink of recession. But there’s a bountiful harvest down on the farm. Grain prices are surging to historic levels. Spring wheat, a variety often used in bread, hit a record $18.53 per bushel yesterday. Corn is […]

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