MGEX Reports Higher October Trading and New Team Member

Cindy Zimmerman

The Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) reports that trading volume in October was up significantly over a year ago. According to MGEX, October futures and options trading volume was 149,923 contracts, a 33 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Total exchange open interest was up 39 percent over October of last year, led by a strong increase in …


Weakened Dollar Could Cause Farm Problems

Amanda Nolz

Jim Langcuster at Auburn University recently published an article in the Southeast Farm Press titled, Weakened Dollar Could Cause Farm Problems that highlights some issues farmers could be facing in times of a weakened dollar. Here is an excerpt of the article… The mighty American greenback has fallen on hard times — so hard, in fact, that countries throughout the …


NCGA Launches Markets Now Member Benefit

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s another reason to be a member of the National Corn Growers Association. Now you can get your markets on your mobile phone as a new member benefit. Our friends at Commodity Update who also make AgWired Mobile possible are powering the new service. You can find out more on the NCGA website. The National Corn Growers Association announced the …

Ag Groups, Markets, NCGA

BASF Hosts Farm Futures Talk at Farm Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWired coverage of the 2009 Farm Progress Show is sponsored by: and BASF at Farm Progress Show Photo Album New dynamics are shaping the future for agriculture and farmers need to be watching the markets more closely than ever before to keep ahead of the game, according to market analyst Arlen Suderman with Farm Futures. “There’s a lot of money …

Audio, BASF, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Markets, New Holland, Soybean

Money Farm on MGEX Commentary Call

Cindy Zimmerman

Every time the USDA issues an important crop report, the Minneapolis Grain Exchange hosts a conference call for reporters with a market commentator. We have been responsible for recording and uploading that call to their server for the past couple of years now. Today the call focused on the April Supply Demand report and the commentator was Mike Krueger from …

Audio, Markets, USDA

Marketing Techniques, Past and Present

Amanda Nolz

I was on the road last week for Spring Break, and I spent some time in the secluded Black Hills in Western South Dakota. If you have never vacationed there, I highly recommend it. You will have the opportunity to explore the Badlands, Black Hills and Spearfish Canyon. Test your luck at Deadwood, hike to see Roughlock Falls, salute our …

Advertising, Markets

Manage the Markets with DTN

Laura McNamara

There were a LOT of reasons about 1,000 Farm Progress Show visitors visited the DTN exhibit in Boone, Iowa this week. But, the biggest reason was probably the chance to win $25,000. Aside from scoring the dough, though, visitors also had the chance to score some valuable marketing and weather tips from DTN experts. DTN representative Teri Thiele says visitors …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Markets, Technology

Lincoln Farmers’ Market

Chuck Zimmerman

On a nice relaxing morning here in Lincoln, NE the Haymarket Historic District Farmers’ Market is in full swing. It’s open from 8am-noon. I wandered around after some coffee and made a few purchases including some purple asparagus, which I’ve never seen before. The vendor says it’s sweeter than the green variety. I’m going to find out on on Memorial …

Farming, Markets, New Holland Gets Some Barcharting

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know if you’ve seen the Media Girl. She just sits at the top of the homepage, smiling at you when she’s not telling you about what offers. She’s got a nice voice. I think I listened to the whole spiel at least 4 times this morning. You’ll be able to find in booth #112 …

Markets, Media

Commodity Update Hires Beth Winters

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Update has hired Beth Winters as Direct of Sales – Middle Market Segment. Sounds like things are good in the markets to your mobile phone business. Beth brings extensive experience in the agribusiness industry with her to Commodity Update. A native of South Carolina, Beth began her career in Charleston in 2002 as an Account Executive for QuickFarm, where …

Agribusiness, Markets