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Freeport LNG fire shifts momentum of natural gas market

By |June 21, 2022|Categories: Energy, Market Prices, Weather|Tags: , , , , , , |

Although news of an explosion and fire in a Freeport liquified natural gas (LNG) loading terminal off the coast of Texas would initially appear [...]

Barge transport costs ease, but truck rates remain dizzying

By |June 8, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Energy, Transportation, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , , |

USDA’s recent transportation cost index update shows barge freight rates for grain are down by almost 50 percent from sky-high values seen in March, [...]

Corn market rises on new-crop supply concerns

By |April 18, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Global Trade|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Futures activity May-22 corn closed near $7.90 per bushel last Friday, up more than 25 cents from Monday. The Dec-22 harvest contract closed at [...]

Rising container freight rates curdles U.S. milk exports

By |September 21, 2021|Categories: Dairy & Eggs|Tags: , , , , , , |

An increasingly common complaint of shippers lately has been availability and pricing for export containers. Many lanes, in particular those to the Far East, [...]

U.S. supply chain overwhelmed by demand

By |September 9, 2021|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate, Corn & Soy Complex, Edible Oils, Fruit & Fruit Concentrates, Nutmeats, Sugar, Weather, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Commodity inflation has been challenging enough over the past year, but supply chain issues have multiplied the increase through higher direct costs as well [...]