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U.S. Dairy Farms Miss Agriculture Boom on Feed Costs (Update1) –

This year’s agriculture boom is a bust for U.S. dairy farmers as surging costs for cattle feed compound a glut of milk products. While the 27 percent jump in wheat prices and 48 percent gain in cotton may send farm


NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Despite recent rise, Rubber prices are still near 6-month lows   |   07.13.16 – Reuters – Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures bounced back on Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak and recovering from a near five-month low hit last


NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Wheat prices (like Corn) are falling rapidly adding more downward pressure to food prices |   07.06.16 – In free fall – Wheat prices are in free fall, hitting the lowest levels on international futures exchanges in a


  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Rubber is down 20% over the last 4 weeks: time to renegotiate tires and other rubber-based products.   05.25.16 – Tokyo Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended higher on Friday, erasing earlier losses on the back of a

Cotton: governments step in

Faced with falling cotton prices, governments triggered mechanisms to support their farmers. This is the case in India, which has a record production for the second consecutive year – it should even become the world’s largest producer, overtaking China …

Commodities slide to 5-year low

Raw materials slumped 7.1 percent this year, headed for a fourth annual decline and the longest slump since at least 1991, amid concern that economic growth is weakening as global equity markets lost $1.5 trillion last week. Data yesterday showed

Will Ebola impact Cocoa price?

Ebola has largely been confined to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, which produce relatively smaller amount of cocoa. But Ivory Coast shares borders with these countries and the threat of the disease impacting the transportation has the world worried. Before

Arabica coffee soars to 17-Week High

The December arabica-coffee contract on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange gained 8.25 cents, or 4.1%, to $2.0945 a pound, the highest settlement for the most actively traded contract since April 29. The increase was helped in part by a firm

Palm oil prices slip to 5-year low

“The overall vegetable oil sector is effectively swimming in supply, or will be swimming in supply by the time we get to the end of the year,” Singapore-based Gordon said in a phone interview. The most-active price on Bursa Malaysia

Worst month for commodities in 2 years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its estimates on global stockpiles for cotton, corn, soybeans last month, signaling a growing glut. Bigger crops are helping to keep food inflation in check, with the United Nations reporting a third monthly drop