Teucrium Trading, LLC, an issuer of seven commodity-focused exchange-traded products (“ETPs”), today celebrated the third year anniversary of their flagship fund, the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSE: CORN). The firm marked the milestone with the roll-out of educational tools illustrating the impact of the growing global population on the world’s supply and demand for food and energy. These tools can be found at www.teucrium.com.
Launched on June 9, 2010, the Teucrium Corn Fund was created as the first vehicle enabling a wide variety of investors access to corn without the use of a futures account. All Teucrium funds are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. This next-generation commodity investment product offers investors liquidity, transparency, and capacity in a single-commodity ETP.
“We brought CORN and our other funds to the market so that all investors could have access to these core commodities. Corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar, crude oil and natural gas are a part, in some way or another, of nearly everything consumers use,” said Sal Gilbertie President, Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Teucrium. “The importance of corn, for instance, in terms of livestock feed, ethanol production, manufacturing and human consumption puts it on par with other widely-held commodities such as gold and energy.”
To demonstrate the importance of commodities, Teucrium has developed several educational tools, which illustrate how the supply of these core commodities must grow to meet the needs of the expanding world population. These tools include the Teucrium Corn Clock℠, the Teucrium Soybean Clock ℠, and the Teucrium Wheat Clock℠, which each digitally display – by second – the bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat, respectively, needed to meet the global population growth, year to date. Each clock can be found at www.teucrium.com.
Teucrium further illustrates the relationship between population growth and grains production with an animated video and infographics. These tools provide additional context for the growth and demand statistics.
For example, the global population is expected to grow by 75 million people in 2013¹, or roughly twice the current population of California. Since annual consumption per person is approximately 5 bushels of corn, 3 bushels of wheat, and 2 bushels of soybeans, this translates to an additional 13.5 million acres that need to be cultivated, or an area double the size of Massachusetts, just to meet the associated demand from population growth².
The firm’s latest infographic, entitled “Corn and the Gas Station” is available today and illustrates how corn is used in a wide-range of everyday items that can be found at a gas station, highlighting the pervasiveness of the many uses of corn by people, livestock, and a variety of industries.
These tools are among the first in a series of educational resources developed by the firm. To learn more about the Teucrium funds, including the Corn Fund, or to review these educational tools, please go to www.teucrium.com.
About Teucrium Trading LLC
Teucrium Trading, LLC is the sponsor of a suite of six single commodity ETPs that include energy and agriculture and one core agriculture commodity ETP.
The Teucrium Family of Funds includes: the Teucrium Agricultural Fund which includes Corn, Soybeans, Wheat and Sugarcane (NYSE:TAGS); the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSE: CORN); the Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSE: WEAT); the Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSE: CANE); the Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSE: SOYB); the Teucrium Natural Gas Fund (NYSE: NAGS); the Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund (NYSE: CRUD). For more information, please visit: www.teucrium.com.
¹ U.S. Census Bureau, World POPClock Projectionhttp://www.census.gov/population/popclockworld.html
² Based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) January 11, 2013 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). http://www.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/psdQuery.aspx
Each Teucrium Fund (“Fund”) is a commodity pool that will issue shares that may be purchased and sold on the NYSE Arca. The Funds are series of the Teucrium Commodity Trust, a Delaware statutory trust organized on September 11, 2009. The Funds are managed and controlled by the Sponsor, Teucrium Trading, LLC. The Sponsor is a limited liability company formed in Delaware on July 28, 2009 that is registered as a commodity pool operator (“CPO”) with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and is a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA.”)
The Funds have a limited operating history, meaning there is little performance history that might serve as a basis to evaluate an investment in the Trust. Investing in a Fund subjects an investor to the risks of the applicable commodity market, which investment could result in substantial fluctuations in the price of Fund shares. Unlike mutual funds, the Funds generally will not distribute dividends to shareholders. The Sponsor has limited experience operating commodity pools; a commodity pool is defined as an enterprise in which several individuals contribute funds in order to trade futures or futures options collectively. Investors may choose to use a Fund as a vehicle to hedge against the risk of loss and there are risks involved in hedging activities. Commodities and futures generally are volatile and are not suitable for all investors. The Funds are not mutual funds or any other type of investment company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and are not subject to regulation thereunder. For a complete description of the risks associated with the Funds, please refer to the applicable prospectus.
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