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U.S. Wheat Farmers Fret Over Failing Market Hedges

Some have stopped using futures to hedge risks to crops

Kansas wheat farmer Michael Jordan is breaking with a century-old tradition grain producers have trusted to protect their businesses: He has stopped using futures to hedge risks to his crops.

The CME Group’s Kansas City wheat contract sets grain prices for millers, exporters and other grain buyers both today and in the future. Traditionally, prices converge with the price of wheat sold in local cash markets. To read more click here.

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