War and… Wheat?

War and… Wheat?

Things are a little tense in Eastern Europe. (The understatement of the year.) With Russia amassing troops along the Ukrainian border and western nations vowing to preserve Ukraine’s sovereignty, everyone is on pins and needles. Including the ag industry. Wheat goes...
Wheat Market Prices Recently…

Wheat Market Prices Recently…

Wheat producers and marketers have recently been on a wild ride. And they’d better buckle up…’cause it ain’t over yet. Refresher: CBOT wheat prices steadily climbed over the course of the fall (with a few dips). A major rally then shot prices into the stratosphere...
When Wheat Markets Go Wack…

When Wheat Markets Go Wack…

Bakers, beware. Flour prices are set to rise as extreme drought, market volatility, and skyrocketing input costs have the whole food chain passing costs down to consumers. Perfect storm: Nearly 98% of the U.S. spring wheat crop is experiencing drought conditions—rated...
A Walk in the Wheat

A Walk in the Wheat

Wheat often gets the supporting actor nod in the U.S. grain market theater. But with all the headlines about it this winter, its new-found star status has it center stage. The storyline beings with Mother Nature not being kind to U.S. wheat farmers this season....
Russia’s Wheat Complex

Russia’s Wheat Complex

Russia is scrambling to slow down rising food costs within its borders. Fueled by the combo of pandemic-related uncertainty and a drought-stricken wheat crop, Russia is grasping for anything to bring stability to its domestic food and grain markets. And last week, the...