- $19B of aid will be paid out from CARES and USDA funds
- $16B will go to help out farmers by direct payments
- $3B will be used to purchase food for America’s needy
Features & analysis
Why I think that investing in soybeans is a good move in 2020
Soybeans are versatile legumes that are used to produce tofu, soy milk, and animal feed, among other things. They are also a commodity that can be traded in a number of ways, such as in futures or ETFs. The currency price of soybeans The price at the time of writing is $8.79 (£7.07) per bushel. This shows a recent improvement from a low of just $8.47 (£6.81) a couple of weeks ago. However, the price was at $9.35 (£7.52) at the s...
The price of wheat may be about to go up in 2020
Wheat is one of the most consumed cereals across the planet. It is difficult to imagine life without pasta, bread, and the other products made from wheat. Let’s discover if the price of this essential commodity is on the way up or down in 2020? The current price Wheat has been rising impressively in 2020. It is quoted in US Dollars per metric ton. At the time of writing, it is at $221.93 (£178). In August of last year, it fell as low...
Why I think that milk is a good investment right now
Milk is a commodity that we are all familiar with. Yet, a study a few years showed that many people drink less of it than they should. More worryingly, younger people tend to drink less milk than older people. Demand for this dairy product isn’t the only factor in its price but it is something to bear in mind as we look at the figures. A move towards drinking more milk in any of the main markets (Europe, US, Australia) could give the price...
Is investing in cocoa a tasty move right now?
You may remember the controversy that was provoked a couple of years ago, when scientists apparently predicted that the world would run out of chocolate in 30 years’ time. This was said to be because rising temperatures in cocoa-growing areas was threatening the cocoa plants. It turns out that this story wasn’t exactly true. However, it highlighted the relatively fragile nature of this plant. Could global warming be a reason to invest...
Latest Agricultural news
After it was apparent that China and the US had agreed on the contents of the Phase 1 trade deal, prices of various commodities shot. The deal saw different tariffs cancelled and a few others reduced by both states. Policies relating to intellectual property were also tightened, and China agreed to import at least $200 billion worth of goods from the US over two years. Of the $200 billion, the two states agreed to allocate at least $80 to $100 bi...
Whitbread (LON:WTB) is expected to cut more than 100 head-office jobs, The Times has revealed. The move will come as a result of its sale of Costa Coffee to The Coca-Cola Company for £3.9 billion which completed earlier this year. The Whitbread share price has climbed higher in London this Monday, having gained 0.93 percent to 4,884.00p as of 10:27 BST. The stock is outperforming the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index curr...
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