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Then and Now: Old Union Stockyards Company

Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.

Australian trader pleads guilty to ‘spoofing’ in Chicago

An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars and canceling them within milliseconds to sell …

Market still strong for Valley’s agricultural commodities

Agriculture in the Yakima Valley and Pacific Northwest is looking strong, according to a series of reports from Northwest Farm Credit Services released this week.

More hummus, please: US chickpea acres seen climbing to record

The hummus craze is hitting the heartland, with U.S. farmers preparing to sow more chickpeas than ever before.

Natural gas is 2016’s best-performing commodity amid cold blast

A polar blast that’s poised to sweep the U.S. has turned natural gas into the year’s best performer among major commodities. Frigid weather will sweep the western two-thirds of the …

Farmers struggling as markets overflow with milk, grain, livestock

As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets stand to lose buckets of money from low prices that are beyond their control.

Gas price to drop as oil joins commodities plunge

Just shy of $4 a gallon, average U.S. pump prices are about to start falling and could hit $3.50 by summer.

Special level of expertise is needed to venture into alternative investments

Q. What are alternative investments? A. Alternative investments are loosely defined as investments in assets other than traditional stocks and bonds. Hence the name. Generally, alternatives encompass a broad range …

Silver Prices Climb Again, Reach Nearly $6 An Ounce

Silver prices continued their strong climb Tuesday, gaining 14 cents to close at $5.86 an ounce on the New York Commodities Exchange. Analysts say the pressures that pushed the industrial …