CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AgriCharts, the agricultural division of Barchart.com, Inc., which provides market data, agribusiness website hosting and technology solutions to the agricultural industry, today announced that farmdoc, a University of Illinois Extension project started in 1999, has added market data, news and weather provided by AgriCharts to its website (www.farmdoc.illinois.edu). Visitors to the farmdoc website, which include farmers, agribusinesses and educators, now have access to the latest commodity prices, as well as an in-depth Price & Weather Center hosted by AgriCharts. The Price & Weather Center features futures prices, charts, historical data, USDA news, reports and cash grain bids, as well as detailed weather.
"As farmdoc was one of the first agricultural information websites for farmers and agribusinesses in the U.S. Corn Belt, we are delighted to provide their users with access to additional information like markets and weather," said Mark Haraburda, AgriCharts Managing Director. "farmdoc is a leader in providing access to economic information and analysis for better farm management, and with this addition their users will have even more tools at their disposal," added Haraburda.
"We are very impressed with the breadth of market and weather information available from AgriCharts. This information is a great addition to the farmdoc website and it will be very helpful to farmers throughout the Corn Belt," said Scott Irwin, Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing.
AgriCharts, a division of Barchart.com, Inc. which provides market data solutions to the futures, equity and foreign exchange markets, provides agricultural information and technology services to the agricultural industry. AgriCharts' services include agribusiness website hosting and management, market data and information, cash grain bid management, website content and real-time quote services. AgriCharts goal is to provide successful market data, information and technology solutions to meet the requirements of today's agricultural industry.
Since 1999, farmdoc has consistently delivered unbiased and timely economic information to agricultural producers and businesses. The farmdoc website is unparalleled as a source of highly relevant, easily accessible information and analysis. And statistics show that farmdoc users agree. More than a million people visit the farmdoc website each year.