Welcome to our blog! We'll be providing you with insights, updates, tips, and more to help you stay on top of all things commodity.
Apr 3 2020
Webinar Recap | Commodities Market Outlook & the Latest From...
This week, we hosted an exciting two part webinar hosted by grain market expert and guest host, Darin Newsom and Barchart's Head of Commodities, Michael Browne. During the webinar, Darin and Michael discussed the current outlook of the volatile gra...
Apr 3 2020
Understanding Basis In Relation to Grain Prices
Basis is a concept used throughout financial and commodity markets. Most simply, it represents the spread between two related instruments and is most commonly used to express the relationship of cash and futures products. Within financial markets th...
Mar 31 2020
Keep a Pulse On The Global Grain Market With cmdty's New Dai...
Lately, all markets have been volatile to say the least, including the grain market. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a summary of all the information you need to know about current grain markets around the world sent straight to your inbox? If the...
Mar 27 2020
Impact of Ethanol Production on the Agriculture Industry
Ethanol, a renewable fuel typically produced from Corn, has historically been highlighted by the Renewable Fuels Standard as a key enabler of meeting global renewable energy goals. In recent years however the appeal of this biofuel has waned as alter...
Mar 25 2020
Stay Connected to Your Producers with Grain Elevator Mobile...
Advances in ag technology are beneficial for both grain merchandisers and producers. By utilizing advanced technology, merchandisers can buy more grain and producers can ensure they are getting a fair price for their grain. Technology has become ...
Mar 23 2020
Precious Metal Markets
Precious metals are rare and naturally occurring elements that generally have a high economic value. It just so happens that many precious metals can be classified as being “noble metals” which means they have outstanding resistance to oxi...
Mar 20 2020
The Ag Industry's Need for Transparency
These days, users demand more from their counterparts and business partners, and because of this, transparency across industries continues to increase. But, due to the bilateral and proprietary nature of the commodity industry, the increase of open...
Mar 19 2020
Using Growing Degree Days to Forecast Production
Growing Degree Days (GDD), also called growing degree units (GDUs), is a commonly-used measure of heat accumulation used by agronomists and producers to make predictions for crop development rates. Using this measure, these parties can - with relativ...
Mar 18 2020
Gold Production by Country Over Time
Over the past 50 years, the percentage of gold produced by the top five producing countries (China, Russia, Australia, the United States, and South Africa) has declined from 91.6% in 1970 to 40.9% as of 2019. This sharp overall decline has coincide...
Mar 16 2020
Making Grain Marketing Easier for Everyone
There are a lot of factors that go into grain marketing, and at times it might feel overwhelming. It can be easy to get tangled up in volatile market prices, multiple elevator relationships, checking in on offer statuses, and feeling like you’...
Mar 13 2020
States That Produce the Most Soybeans (2020)
The United States is the largest soybean producer in the world, and the second largest soybean exporter. Originally, the USDA forecasted about 3.51 billion in soybean production for 2019, but the final amount of soybeans produced in the U.S. ended ...
Mar 13 2020
States That Produce The Most Wheat (2020)
Wheat is the third largest field crop in both acreage and production in the United States, behind corn and soybeans. The U.S. is ranked third for the most wheat production in the world. In total, the U.S. produced about 1.3 billion bushels of Winte...
Mar 11 2020
Calculating Farm Breakeven Price
In the agriculture industry, the only guaranteed certainty… is that there will be uncertainty. It’s this uncertainty that drives home the importance of knowing your operating costs and how much you need in revenue to cover them (and make ...
Mar 5 2020
New Yield Estimates Report, Tools for Ag Media, and More!
From our new Yield Estimates Report, to our tools for Ag Media, we’ve had quite the month here at Barchart! Here are the most recent stories issued over the past month. Our users love the cool Excel templates we provide to help them analyze cas...
Mar 4 2020
States That Produce The Most Corn (2020)
With more than 90 million acres of land planted with corn and 10 to 20 percent of annual production exported every year, the United States is the world’s largest producer of corn. In 2019, the United States produced a total of around 13.7 billion...
Mar 3 2020
Ag Media Research
Ag professionals want to know what’s happening in their area and they rely on the media to keep them informed. It’s important for ag media professionals to research what’s going on in agriculture, understand what’s happening in the markets, ...
Mar 2 2020
5 Ways to Improve Your Crop Marketing
Developing and executing on a sound crop marketing strategy is one of the best ways a producer can improve their business performance. That said, it can be a daunting proposition as there are many variables to consider, and with so much outside of y...
Feb 28 2020
The Ag Media Summit You Cannot Miss
Sometimes it’s nice to toot your own horn, which is why we are not shy about letting everyone know that Grain Summit 2020 is going to be the leading global agriculture event taking place this year (toot, toot!). We still wanted to kick it up ...
Feb 11 2020
2020 Corn and Soybean Yield Report Open to Registrations
Drumroll please……. for the first time ever, cmdty is making our corn and soybean yield estimates available to the public through a FREE report that we’ll be publishing twice per month. You might remember that we accurately predicted the USDA...
Feb 10 2020
Commodity Market Overview Streamed Into Excel
Our users love the cool Excel templates we provide to help them analyze cash commodities or forecast US crop production, but sometimes you just need to see what’s going on in futures markets. Well the wait is over. A simple, but extremely powerf...
Feb 7 2020
Tools for Ag Media to Analyze Basis in Excel
Writing about what’s going on in agriculture isn’t easy. Not only are the prices for corn or soybeans different throughout the country, Ag Media needs to provide a neat little wrapper around the complex components like transportation, weather,...
Jan 28 2020
Grain Transportation Data Made Easy
U.S. agricultural producers rely on a transportation network that is reliable, efficient, and safe. We at Barchart also believe that agriculture depends on efficient transportation. With the integration of data from the USDA’s Grain Transportatio...
Jan 24 2020
Webinar Recap | Stream Commodity Prices in Excel
We recently released cmdtyView Excel, a new solution for streaming market data in Excel alongside physical commodities pricing, and global fundamental data. cmdtyView Excel makes it easy to power bespoke research and analysis from any desktop. ...
Jan 21 2020
Barchart APIs for Economic Data
Barchart's Economic Data APIs provide access to our ever-growing database of the world's most essential commodity statistics and economic indicators. With in-depth coverage of the data that matters, we keep users informed and simplify their workflows...
Jan 16 2020
Soybean Yield Forecast from cmdty Predicts USDA Final Number
cmdty’s Yield Forecast Indexes are used by Ag Lenders, Commodity Traders, and Grain Marketers to make better lending, pricing, and hedging decisions everyday. Those users were rewarded with spot on information that matched the USDA’s final soy...
Jan 15 2020
Build a Scrap Yard Pricing Dashboard with Live Market Data i...
Our clients love using cmdtyView Excel to stream market data in Excel as it provides the flexibility and customization that one-size-fits-all software cannot. Users can build the exact tools, models, and dashboards they need for their workflows wh...
Jan 15 2020
Advanced Commodity Charting and Trading Enhancements
Our data and analytics platform, cmdtyView Pro, is the leading solution for commodity trading and workflows - and it just keeps getting better. We recently added a series of enhancements to make sure our users are able to make better decisions with t...
Jan 13 2020
Barchart Quarterly Report | January 2020
The past 3 months have been a whirlwind at Barchart! From newly released commodity data sets and daily reports, a new partnership with AWS Marketplace, as well as new features inside cmdtyView and cmdtyView Excel, access to Barchart data and inf...
Jan 8 2020
Get Market Data in Excel with Add-in Templates
The value that data can bring to businesses is substantial and it’s generally accepted that this value is consistently growing; but what good is all of this data if you can’t use it in your workflow? For users like commodity traders, research ...
Jan 3 2020
Daily Crude Oil Spot Pricing for North American Refineries a...
Energy traders, producers, refiners, and stakeholders throughout mid and back offices know what it's like to try and aggregate pricing for hundreds of crude oil grades from dozens of different providers. It’s not easy. With the launch of our fr...
Nov 18 2019
cmdtyExchange - The Global Agriculture Conference You Don't...
What does a grain originator, a procurement manager, a farmer, and a broker all have in common? They will all be at cmdtyExchange 2020, Barchart’s annual event taking play May 4-6 which highlights the hottest trends and latest innovations impactin...
Nov 11 2019
How the cmdty Media Network Helps Farm Broadcasters Engage T...
As of 2019, there are 2.6 million farmers and ranchers across the United States who work day in and day out producing food that individuals from across the world consume every day. Some are dairy farmers, others are ranchers, and some grow corn. H...
Oct 28 2019
How Our Pricing Network Helps Members and Commodity Traders
The entire cmdty by Barchart product line is focused on providing folks working in physical commodity markets better information and tools so they can deliver value to their firm. Our end-users take many forms, but ultimately we are most often int...
Oct 22 2019
Commodity Index Products - What Are they?
What exactly is a commodity index anyways? A commodity index represents a basket of commodities, or measure of a single commodity, that can be designed to provide its users with a broad-based view of the global economy, a more narrow view of a ...
Oct 14 2019
A Look Inside the cmdty Redefined Webinar
Last week we hosted a webinar titled “cmdty Redefined” with Barchart’s Head of Commodities, Michael Browne and Head of Strategy, Keith Petersen. In the webinar, Keith and Michael discussed the in’s and out’s of cmdty, including how today’...
Oct 8 2019
Barchart Quarterly Report | October 2019
Over the past 3 months, our team has been hard at work expanding our services by bringing new data sets to market, updating features we make available to our users, and producing state-of-the-art products from the ground up, such as our brand ne...
Oct 8 2019
States That Produce The Most Corn (2019)
Corn, the most widely produced feed grain, is grown in nearly every US state with production heavily concentrated in the Midwest. The states of Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota all produced over 1 billion bushels of corn in 2018, according ...
Aug 26 2019
How Universities Use Business Databases For Research
It’s back-to-school time for universities everywhere, meaning students are back to taking notes, studying for exams, preparing presentations, and conducting research - but do you know how universities provide the exact information their students ne...
Aug 14 2019
Canadian data eh? We've got you covered!
If it feels like we are constantly adding more data and features into our cmdtyStats database for global commodity fundamentals - well that's because we are! Last month it was heaps of European data and this month we broadened access to North Amer...
Aug 8 2019
How Our Free Daily Grain Market Report Will Help You Make Be...
This week we announced the release of a free report — delivered every morning — that provides benchmark price assessments for the U.S. grain industry, keeping you up to speed with actionable insight on the current landscape of commodity markets i...
Aug 5 2019
Understand Commodity Data Better with Infographics from cmdt...
Our team at Barchart is always trying to stay in-the-know about what trends are happening in the commodity markets which is why we have decided to launch an infographics page — so you can too! The infographics that we post will provide you with vi...
Jul 23 2019
A peak into our new whitepaper on how agribusinesses and gra...
We just announced the release of our new whitepaper which was constructed based on the results of an extensive survey of leading agribusinesses and grain buyers about how they manage their workflows surrounding physical grain. Why would this be helpf...
Jul 18 2019
Even more economic data added in cmdtyStats 5.0 release
We are constantly adding new features into our products to help our customers with their commodity workflows. The 5.0 release of cmdtyStats - the leading database for global commodity statistics and economic data - is no different. Starting today...
Jul 17 2019
It's a long way down the holiday road...
It's summertime, which can only mean one thing... it's time to pack up the caravan and hit the open road for a good old fashioned road trip! That's right; we just announced that we're hitting the road this August (1,155 miles to be exact) and bringin...
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