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Soybean prices on the rise, could impact other food sources

Apr 30, 2012
The cost of soybeans is now hitting levels not seen just before the 2008 food crisis, and when this happens farmers switch to soybeans and away from rice -- that crucial staple of diets in so many parts of the world.
Posted In: soybeans, rice, commodities, farming

Milk: Cheaper by the gallon

Mar 13, 2012
Dairy products prices are falling in the U.S. worldwide. What’s behind the fall in milk prices? Bigger herds and warmer winter weather.
Posted In: milk, commodities, cows

$90 billion mining merger would alter industry

Feb 7, 2012
The world's largest commodities trader Glencore has agreed to buy mining giant Xstrata to create a global giant in coal, zinc and copper mining and production.
Posted In: commodities, mining, Glencore, Xstrara, Mergers and Acquisitions

Orange juice prices on the rise thanks to 'perfect storm'

Jan 12, 2012
It has been a rough year for oranges -- first in Florida, and now in Brazil. The lack of the fruit is now causing orange juice prices to rise.
Posted In: commodities, orange juice

OJ squeeze?

Jan 10, 2012
The wholesale price of orange juice hit a 34-year high on news the FDA is testing for an illegal fungicide reportedly found in the juice of oranges imported from Brazil.
Posted In: orange juice, commodities, brazil

What if beer were a commodity at the bar?

Dec 21, 2011
The price of beer fluctuates with demand at The Big Board bar.
Posted In: beer, commodities

Wheat up, Wheaties down

Dec 20, 2011
Food giant General Mills today announced lower than expected profits, blaming costs of volatile commodities.
Posted In: breakfast, commodities, cereal

Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
Posted In: recession, heinz, commodities, consumer, Retail, Food, ketchup, Earnings

Sweet tooth -- traders buy commodities

Sep 26, 2011
Commodities priced jumped today, after prices fell to a ten-moth low last week. Sugar spun up to its highest price in more than a month. Aluminum rose, and coffee perked up, too.
Posted In: commodities, The Breakdown: Markets

MIDDAY UPDATE: Price spikes in agricultural commodities, Companies to watch in 2011

Jan 13, 2011
The price of agricultural commodities has spiked since last summer, according to a report from the U.S. Agriculture Department. Increasing demand...
Posted In: Agriculture, commodities, corn, demand, economic growth, Fastenal, Food, food prices, food riots, Manpower, mid-day update, Qualcomm, wheat

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