Despite record stocks, natural gas prices surge to five-year high

Last week, Hurricane Delta tracked across the Gulf of Mexico following a similar trajectory to Hurricane Laura over a month ago, through the primary offshore drilling region off the coast of Texas and Louisiana. As a safety precaution, offshore platforms were again evacuated and [...]

Crude oil stocks down after Hurricane Laura

The last week of August saw a pair of tropical storms hit the Gulf Coast states in what has already been an extremely active North Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Marco arrived first in eastern Louisiana near New Orleans, prompting evacuations and a closure [...]

Corn rally continues

Typically, this time of year we see pressure on corn prices and seasonal lows from late August into early September. This has been especially true over the last four years. This year, we are seeing an August rally fueled by uncertainty over production, drier [...]

“Extremely dangerous” Hurricane Laura hits U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane early Thursday morning in Louisiana with 150 mph winds and more than 9 feet of storm surge. The storm was moving north with speeds of 16 mph through northwest Louisiana at 10 am CT [...]

Sugarcane farmers brace for Hurricane Laura

Just a few weeks ahead of the 2020/21 harvest, sugarcane farmers in southern Louisiana and southeastern Texas are preparing for Hurricane Laura, expected to make landfall on Wednesday night. Louisiana’s main sugar growing regions will likely be east of the hurricane’s eyewall, potentially exposing [...]