The EPA on Friday unveiled a proposal that would lower the annual requirement for ethanol used in gasoline, sending corn prices lower.
Gold prices slipped to the lowest level in close to four weeks as traders worried about the Federal Reserve's plans to taper its vast bond-buying program.
DuPont Pioneer and Deere are launching a program that helps farmers maximize crop production.
Apache's third-quarter profit soared 70%, as the exploration and production company got a boost from higher production and crude oil prices.
A fall in U.S. oil product inventories and worries about prolonged weakness in supply from Libya have been pushing oil prices higher.
Oil prices fell for the fourth session in a row amid a build in crude inventories. Meanwhile, gasoline got a boost from a refinery fire.
Mining trouble sparked a drop in Caterpillar's earnings and prompted the equipment maker to slash its full-year guidance below estimates.
One of the top criticisms investors often make about commodities markets is price volatility, and now the CFTC, is weighing in with a new rule designed to prevent wild swings.
The S&P 500 notched its 28th record close of the year as Google soared 13% and cracked the $1,300 level.