Grain prices and commodity market reports from the Chicago Board of Trade. Follow timely reports by editor Mike McGinnis at the floor of the CBOT. Find news on grain and livestock prices, and read reaction from floor traders and markets analysts.


  • Re: Floor Talk September 2

    U.S. imports ethanol for only the second time this year, according to a Renewable Fuels Association press release.   According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 948,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 39.82 million gallons daily. That is down…


  • Re: Floor Talk September 2

    WCMO,   Thanks for your kind words about my coverage. I learned long ago that not everyone would agree with the information that I aggregrate. In fact, I don't even agree with it all of the time. But, I don't do this job looking for…


  • Floor Talk September 2

    NOTE: Farm Futures Markets Will Be Closed Monday for Labor Day Holiday. Electronic markets will open at 7pm, Monday night. ------------------------------ At the close: At the close, the Dec. corn futures settled 1 1/2 cents lower at $3.67 1/2. …


  • Floor Talk September 1

    At the close: At the close, the Dec. corn futures finished 6 1/4 cents lower at $3.69.  Nov. soybean futures finished 13 1/2 cents lower at $8.74. Dec. wheat futures ended 1 1/4 cents higher at $4.86 1/4. Dec. soymeal futures closed $3.20 per…


  • Re: Floor Talk August 31

    jec22,   I don't think it's just going to be weak bean yields. I think the corn field reports will be bullish too, in th bottom half of the Corn Belt. I see the first half of the harvest season market-friendly. But, when the worm…


  • A breath of fresh air

    I had a glimpse of the olden days of agriculture, this past weekend. And I just thought I would pass along the good news. Rural life, circa 1978, was revisited at a purebred hog show in Riverside, Iowa. Two brothers, a nephew, my two 3-year olds…



Soybeans, Corn End Weaker

DES MOINES, Iowa ( Wednesday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat…

Soybeans Lean Slightly Higher Wednesday

On Wednesday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat markets are expected to start mostly…

Soybeans Close 13¢ Lower

DES MOINES, Iowa ( Tuesday, the CME Group's corn and soybean markets…