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Futures Markets

  • Minneapolis Grain Exchange (Hard Red Spring Wheat)
  • CME Group (Soft Red Winter Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Ethanol)
  • Kansas City Board of Trade (Hard Red Winter Wheat)
  • ICE Futures Canada - Winnipeg (Canola, Feed Wheat, Western Barley)
    • Choose "Settlement/EOD" from Category box
    • Choose "ICE Futures Canada" from Market box
    • Choose "Canola", "Feed Wheat" or "Western Barley" from Commodity box
    • Choose "Futures" or "Options" from Type box
    • Click Submit
  • New York Mercantile (Crude Oil, Gasoline, Natural Gas)
  • ICE Futures US - U.S. Dollar Index
    • Choose "Settlement/EOD" from Category box
    • Choose "ICE Futures U.S." from Market box
    • Choose appropriate date from Date box
    • Choose "U.S. Dollar Index" from Product box, near bottom of list
    • Choose "Electronic" from Venue box
    • Click Submit

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

  • Commitment of Traders Report - Provides a weekly summary of the long, short and open interest positions for commercial, non-commercial and index fund traders for each of the regulated commodity futures exchanges.

Key USDA Reports

  • Crop Production Report - Provides information concerning planted acreage, yield estimates and harvested acreage for the primary crops grown in the U.S.
  • Crop Progress Report - Provides information concerning planting progress, crop development and harvest progress.
  • Grain Transportation Report - A weekly report which covers truck, rail, barge and ocean transportation issues.
  • Outlook Reports - Summarizes current U.S. and world supply/demand conditions and provides information concerning short term outlook for wheat, feed grains and oil crops.
    • Feed Outlook (Barley, Corn, Oats, Sorghum)
    • Oil Crops Outlook (Canola, Cottonseed, Flax, Peanuts, Soybeans, Sunflower)
    • Wheat Outlook
    • Prospective Plantings Report - Reports expected planted acres for the major U.S. crops and is released in late March.
    • U.S. Export Sales Reports - Provides weekly, monthly and annual summaries of export sales for major agricultural commodities.
    • WASDE - World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - Reports estimates of U.S. and world production and use for major agricultural commodities. This report also provides U.S. national average price forecasts for the selected commodities.
    • Winter Wheat Seedings - Provides seeded acreage of annual winter wheat, rye and desert Durum. Released in mid-January.

Statistics Canada

Other Crop Market Information Sources

Other NDSU Sources

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