Grain Marketing

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Grain Marketing 2020: Survival and COVID-19

May 1, 2020
Let’s state the obvious: this isn’t a typical year and we all know it. This article will discuss how to build a marketing strategy to assure that the farm continues to the next crop year.

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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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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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Schedule of Nebrask Extension Risk and Reward ag workshops

New Workshop to Focus on Managing Risk and Reward

November 21, 2019
This workshop shows the importance of using two tools ― a grain marketing plan and crop insurance ― together to aid farm survival.

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Cornhusker Economics: Further Thoughts on the Brazilian Grain Market, Its Competitiveness and Its Challenges

November 20, 2019
Take a closer look at the biggest challenges for Brazil's ag industry ― transportation and infrastructure ― and how changes being made will improve its ability to compete in the global market.

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Developing a grain marketing plan can help you achieve the average price you seek.

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.

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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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Crop Marketing Plans with Yield Uncertainty

May 10, 2019
Farmers affected by early spring flooding likely have increased yield risk from changed soil characteristics, excess moisture, or late planting and may want to consider adjusting their plans for 2019 grain sales.

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