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.
#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in Touch
April 9, 2020
The truth is for many farmers and ranchers the physical act of social distancing may not be as big of a challenge as it is for our urban counterparts. Yes, it may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty.
2019 TAPS Sprinkler Corn Marketing & Profitability Strategies
February 11, 2020
This year’s competition results provide evidence that you do not need to be the lowest cost producer and/or the best marketer to survive. If fact, all of the teams were profitable.
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?
Update on Irrigation Tunnel Repairs Affecting Growers in Nebraska and Wyoming
December 17, 2019
Following a visit from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s top official, twp irrigation districts in the North Platte Valley have selected repair and upgrade options for three tunnels along the main supply canal.
Permanent Repairs Set for Tunnels on Wyoming-Nebraska Irrigation Canal
November 20, 2019
Irrigation Districts serving eastern Wyoming-western Nebraska growers are moving forward with plans to repair tunnels along the 129-mile irrigation canal.
Writing a Marketing Plan for Your Stored Grain
October 22, 2019
The farmers most successful at marketing their grain often sell smaller quantities throughout the year, using a grain-marketing plan to stay on top of their final average price. Check out these five steps to writing your grain marketing plan.
"Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options" for Better Informed Decisions
October 8, 2019
Do you have the reliable financial records you need to make important farm management decisions. A new Extension series will help you learn how to record and analyze your data for more informed decision making.