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Soybean commodity traders are skeptical of renewed U.S.-China trade negotiations

Jul 1, 2019
Al Kluis, managing director of Kluis Commodity Advisors, thinks traders won't see the soybean market turn until there are real orders and action taken.
Soybeans are loaded onto a truck to be taken to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois.
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Coffee prices are down, but your latte's still expensive. Here's why.

Feb 3, 2014
When commodity prices go up, retail prices generally do too. When commodity prices go down, retail prices... seem to stay the same. What's going on?
Cupping is tasting different coffees. At Joe Coffee, Matt Banbury and Ed Kaufmann taste the coffee a couple of times per day. 
Stacey Vanek Smith

Betting the farm on rising food prices

Oct 16, 2012
Could speculators be at the heart of increasing food prices?

Midwest rancher recovers from drought

Oct 4, 2012
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.