Cory Walters - Extension Grain Economist

Cory Walters

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

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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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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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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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Price Volatility Brings Marketing Opportunities, With Risks

August 1, 2019
Uncertainty about national grain production as well as local yields has put farmers in a tough place. Should they sell growing crop now, or wait? This articles looks at two examples as well as what to consider with a hedging strategy.

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More on Preventing planting of corn, late planting, and considerations for unplanted acres

Considerations After The Final Corn Planting Date

May 23, 2019
If wet conditions kept you from getting all your corn planted by the final RMA planting date for Nebraska corn, there are other options to consider. This article was revised June 7 to clarify and correct information on planting another crop on ground claimed for prevented planting for corn. On June 20, 2019, RMA changed the deadline after which haying and grazing would be allowed on cover crops planted on prevent plant acres from November 1 to September 1.

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Options for Failed Wheat

May 10, 2019
Farmers who have lost wheat because of harsh winter weather should consider the crop insurance implications of planting another crop. This article examines crop insurance considerations for producers who selected the “Winter Coverage Endorsement.”

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