Cory Walters - Extension Grain Economist

Cory Walters

faculty
Work Filley Hall (FYH) 304B
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
US
Work 402-472-0366 On campus, dial 2-0366

Faculty Bio

harvested soybeans in a grain trailer
United Soybean Board

The Economics of Corn and Soybean Harvest Moisture

September 22, 2022
When to send out the combine represents a critical decision every producer across the nation faces. At first glance, the simple answer is “whenever the grain dries down enough,” but producers know it comes down to much more than just moisture.

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Tractor in field

Suggestions for Planning for Rising Fertilizer Prices and Bull Markets

November 30, 2021
Extension educators review how Nebraska farmers can make the best purchase decisions for 2022 as fertilizer and input prices continue to rise.

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Tractor in field
By incorporating residual nitrate-nitrogen into the nitrogen fertilizer prescription, there is potential to substantially reduce fertilizer cost per acre.

Now is the Time to Use the Nutrients You are Banking in Your Soils

October 20, 2021
With the recent increase in fertilizer prices, it is more important than ever to use the right amount of fertilizer to maximize the economic returns. Applying too little or too much fertilizer can result in substantial economic loss.

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corn field with center pivot irrigation
Photo by Glennis McClure

Preparing Yourself for Corn Under $3 Per Bushel

August 3, 2020
The market rally following the June 30 USDA Acreage report has come and gone. So, now what? This article will discuss the price probabilities for the last half of 2020 and how to prepare for farm survival.

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sheet field being harvested

Beware of the “Texas Hedge”

April 13, 2020
Some of you may be wondering, in this rising wheat market “Why not place a long hedge or purchase a call option?”, while also holding unpriced grain either in the field or in the grain bin.

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chart showing farm income trends since 2000

Disaster, Financial Shocks & Stress - You Aren’t Alone

March 11, 2020
Everyone confronts times of stress. Know that whatever challenges you have faced, you are not alone!

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Tips for TAPS: 2020 Winter Wheat Marketing Strategies

January 17, 2020
Since the start of the 2019 UNL-TAPS wheat marketing competition, the July 2020 Kansas City Hard Red Winter Wheat Contract has rallied over $0.70 per bushel. So, what are some marketing strategies given the current market price?

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Crop Insurance Question for Those Affected by Canal/Tunnel Collapse

August 9, 2019
As repairs continue on the collapsed tunnel in the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal, unanswered questions remain about whether crop insurance will cover crop losses. Until that's determined, farmers in the affected area need to manage their crop as if water will return to the canal.

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