CHICAGO, July 23 CME Group is looking
into complaints by grain brokers who say the exchange's trading
platform cannot accommodate some popular spread trades involving
soybean futures after the July 6 close-down of century-old
futures trading pits, traders said on Thursday.
CHICAGO Thomas Cashman was not long out of law school when his dad, Tom, brought him to the Chicago Board of Trade soybean pit in 1994. The two spent the next 10 years trading side by side, until Thomas moved upstairs to begin trading on computer screens.
CHICAGO, June 17 The productivity and innovation
of U.S. agriculture is driving a transformation to bio-based
products across the economy that is supporting millions of jobs
and significantly displacing fossil fuels, according to a study
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, April 22 Farmers in the central U.S.
grain and livestock states continued to take out new operating
loans in the first quarter of 2015 as low grain prices failed to
cover high costs for seed, rents and crop chemicals ahead of
spring field work, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said
CHICAGO U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday he is pleased with the number of grain farmers signing up for the new five-year federal farm bill’s main crop supports, but final results will not be available for another month.
CHICAGO, April 15 The U.S. government will boost
support for production of organic crops and produce this year to
meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S.
Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, April 2 Drought pressures intensified
in the U.S. Plains hard red winter wheat fields in the past week
with rain forecast next week only for the northern portions of
the belt while many parched western areas will likely remain
dry, meteorologists said on Thursday.
CHICAGO, March 30 U.S. farmers will plant more
soybeans, sorghum and other grains than last spring, and less
corn, a more expensive crop to grow, as they face their tightest
finances in a decade, analysts said before the government's
closely watched plantings report on Tuesday.
CHICAGO, March 26 A cool April in the U.S.
southern Plains and Delta region will slow some planting of
corn, soybeans and other crops but below-normal rainfall across
the main crop belt should prevent any major planting delays this
spring, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
CHICAGO, March 26 About 25 percent of U.S.
farmers have yet to make their final selections for the
government's new crop subsidies with the deadline to enroll less
than a week away, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on