Jack Scoville - The PRICE Futures Group - 29 mins ago
DJ U.S. October Corn, Soybean Production Estimates — Survey CHICAGO–The following are analysts’ estimates for U.S. corn and soybean production in millions of bushels, as compiled by The Wall Street Journal. Yield estimates are in bushels per acre and harvested acres are in... (full story)
Ira Epstein - Ira Epstein Division of Linn & Associates, LLC - 1 hr 54 mins ago
Silver has come alive and rallied smartly for the first time since the Spring. Is this going to turn into something bigger or is this just a reaction to no-action by the Fed at the last FOMC Meeting. (full story)
Jack Scoville - The PRICE Futures Group - 2 hrs 19 mins ago
DJ U.S. August Coffee, Cocoa Imports-Oct 6 In kilograms from the U.S. Commerce Department, converted to pounds by Dow Jones. —-Aug 2015—- —-Jul 2015—- -coffee- kilograms pounds kilograms pounds coffee, unroasted 110,037,453 242,632,584 115,657,240 255,024,214 coffee,... (full story)
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