Debbie Carlson

Commodities Markets Writer


Bio

Debbie Carlson has focused on commodities for much of her writing career. She spent more than a decade at Dow Jones covering the Chicago-based futures exchanges. As a Dow Jones editor, she worked closely with The Wall Street Journal and Barron's in planning commodities coverage.

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Commodities Investing Is Making A Comeback

After the global financial crisis, commodity markets became more correlated with equity and bond markets. That’s changing now, and it might be time for another look at the sector.

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USDA Reports Remain Important Tools in Ag Markets

Agriculture markets and market participants have grown very sophisticated over the years, with technological improvements and new ways to gather…

Ag Software

Where Ag Risk Management Meets Technology

Technological advances over the past decade are helping farmers run their businesses better, but there have been limits to how much technological advancement the agricultural industry has witnessed on the risk management side.

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Ag Market Brokers Connecting Through Apps, Software

Technology is helping agricultural brokers build improved risk-management programs for farmers, allowing them to much more easily chart different strategies…

Farmer Tech

How New Technology is Reshaping Agriculture

Technologically savvy American farmers are using everything from simple text messages to GPS to biomass imaging in order to manage their production in ways not possible 10 to 15 years ago.

Ag Lending Technology

How High-Tech Is Helping Lenders Improve Ag Risk Management

New technology is helping agricultural lenders get a better handle on their customers’ marketing strategies, which is leading to improved…

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The Pipeline Role in the U.S. Energy Boom

The crude-oil production boom in the United States  is leading to an infrastructure rebirth as the oil industry scrambles to…

WTI Brent Spread

How Changing Economics Are Changing Oil Benchmarks

The changing economics of the global energy industry are changing how benchmark prices are being used to hedge risk and this transformation is likely to continue for the next several years.

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How Rail is Reshaping America’s Energy System

  Railroads, that 19th-century technology, are having a 21st-century impact on the U.S. crude oil industry. The swift growth in…

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How Snow Helps Both Winter and Spring Wheat

  Though low moisture persists throughout most of the wheat growing areas in the Plains, some of the late winter…

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Has U.S. Soil Recovered from the Drought?

  After one of the worst droughts in the past 50 years hammered the U.S. Midwest crop regions last year,…

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What Will Influence Final U.S. Planted Acreage?

U.S. farmers expect to plant the greatest corn acreage since the 1930s, but prices and weather can have just as…