• This four-metre resolution image, collected by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite on April 16, 2001, shows Nikumaroro Island, an uninhabited Pacific coral atoll in the Republic of Kiribati. The atoll is located about 2,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. [R

    Darwin Wrong About Coral Evolution

    The legendary scientist thought volcanoes played a bigger role in the formation and evolution of coral atolls. A new report says he didn't get it quite right.
  • U.S. wheat farm

    Global Grain Prices Rally ... For Now

    Farmers and investors are booking profits from a worldwide rally in food grains, but agricultural veterans see potential setbacks.
  • Grains Analysis

    Well, our first crop report of the month came out. That leaves just one more, the March 30 planting intention report when farmer estimates show intended acres to be planted for corn, beans and spring wheat. Needless to say, new high prices for the month will be seen as the market trades the fear we won't plant enough acres of corn to build reserves and bean acres could come in lower - much lower - further diminishing ending stocks.
  • Pre-Opening Soy Complex Market Report

    May soybeans were trading down 1 cent late in the overnight session. China futures closed 0.3% higher overnight and palm oil futures in Malaysia closed 0.1% higher overnight. Outside forces look slightly positive today with further weakness in the US dollar and a firm tone to energy markets. Weakness in the other grains and a higher than expected USDA Outlook Forum ending stocks estimate helped to pressure the market a bit overnight.
  • AuRico Gold to Buy Canadian gold miner Northgate Minerals for $1.48 Billion

    Canadian gold miner Northgate Minerals said it agreed to be bought by peer AuRico Gold for C$1.46 billion ($1.48 billion), and ended a deal with Primero Mining .
  • Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi speaks to his supporters in Tripoli March 2, 2011.

    Exile an Option for Gaddafi; Venezuela, Nicaragua Supportive of Leader

    Exile for Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi is an option, according to U.S. Officials. While no world leaders have publicly offered asylum weeks into a crisis threatening to become civil war, the leaders of Venezuela and Nicaragua have shown support for Gaddafi in recent days.
  • Where It Is Raining Now?

    Thursday's weekly export sales report showed 1.107m.m.t. Of corn was sold last week a new high for the marketing year beginning September 1 st . It was the second consecutive week over 1m.m.t. and 90% over the four week average. 
  • South America Too Hot

    Monday's USDA crop report came out negative for pricing on all numbers but only marginally lower.
  • Iranian leader to visit Bolivia, sign energy deals

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to visit Bolivia on Thursday, the first time an Iranian leader has visited the impoverished South American country, to solidify diplomatic ties and sign aid agreements.