Grain Marketing

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Market Journal: Selling Strategies for Corn and Soybeans; ARC and PLC Payments October 20, 2017

The Oct. 20 Market Journal includes segments on corn and soybean markets, ARC and PLC payments, cutting or grazing alfalfa, and fixing ephemeral gullies.

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Two Types of Grain Marketing Workshops this Fall October 10, 2017

Two grain marketing workshops will be offered at sites across Nebraska this fall to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices. They are "Introduction to Futures and Options" and "Developing Grain Marketing Plans."

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Developing a Grain Marketing Plan in 5 Easy Steps October 6, 2017

If you didn’t know where to start or thought developing your own grain marketing plan was too difficult, check out these tips for writing and using a plan throughout the year to meet your goals.

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Figure 1. For some growers, on-farm storage of their wheat may be economically viable this fall.

On-Farm Storage Could Lead to Higher Returns for Farmers with Wheat in the Bin August 30, 2017

Similar to the last two wheat marketing years, 2017/18 has started with high prices at harvest that have since declined. See how some of this price decline might be recaptured by pricing grain in on-farm storage for future delivery.

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Thoughts on the August 2017 USDA WASDE: Soybeans August 17, 2017

The big surprise in the markets last week was the USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). The report projected U.S. average soybean yield 3.1 bushels per acre above the trend line at 49.6 bushels per acre. What can this mean for marketing your old crop soybeans or pricing this year's crop?

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Tracking Grain Price Basis to Identify Trends August 16, 2017

A new interactive, online tool can help you better understand and monitor local elevator basis levels and trends for corn, soybean, and wheat, which may help you garner a higher cash price for your grain.

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Soybean Marketing: Preparing for the August WASDE Report July 18, 2017

Mid- to late-summer price expectations and marketing strategies for old crop and new crop soybeans in light of the August WASDE report.

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Post-Harvest Winter Wheat Marketing Strategies July 11, 2017

When developing a post-harvest marketing plan, your objective should be to obtain a higher price than the cash price offered at harvest. This article discusses five strategies to post-harvest market winter wheat.

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