Raw Materials & Resources / 01.31.18

Oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken?

Raw Materials & Resources / 11.08.17

Too much of a good thing

Farmers have spent the past few years cutting their spending to cope with a global glut of crops. Now it’s commodity traders’ turn, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Raw Materials & Resources / 11.01.17

Australia digs lithium

Bloomberg reports that ground zero in the global scramble for lithium is a small patch of northern Australia’s iron-ore rich outback. There, work is accelerating to deliver the world’s next major lithium mines in order to feed soaring demand from electric vehicle battery makers.

Raw Materials & Resources / 10.23.17

Hurricanes batter orange and cotton crops

Bloomberg reports that Hurricane Irma, which dropped as much as 17 inches of rain on citrus-growing areas in Florida over a 24-hour period, made it impossible for farmers to reach their groves, resulting in destroyed trees and fruit dropping to the ground unharvested.

Raw Materials & Resources / 10.03.17

Soybean prices buoyed by strong U.S. exports and Brazil dryness

Soybean futures were poised for a fifth consecutive week of gains for the week ending Sept. 22, reports Reuters, based on strong demand and dry weather concerns in Brazil, the world’s leading exporter of soybeans.

Raw Materials & Resources / 09.25.17

China sends tungsten prices soaring

The price of one of the most critical materials for the Western world’s economy and defenses is spiking faster than any major commodity, reports Bloomberg.

Raw Materials & Resources / 09.11.17

Minor metals, major impact

It’s turning out to be a great year for minor metals, reports Bloomberg.

Raw Materials & Resources / 08.13.15

Shale, Propane and Fleets

Sales of propane-powered vehicles are on the rise in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. The increase is especially noticeable among companies that operate fleet vehicles that would normally be powered by diesel.