Grain Marketing

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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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Charting Commodities: Bar Chart vs Candlestick Chart

March 14, 2019
Many types of charts are used to track movement in the grain market. This article looks at how to use and interpret two of them: the OHLC bar chart and the candlestick chart.

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Grain Marketing Workshop March 5 in David City

February 21, 2019
This free workshop will guide participants in developing their own marketing plan and provide opportunities for testing their grain marketing skills through two simulators.

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Charting Commodities: Technical vs Fundamental Analysis

February 18, 2019
A new series of articles, Charting Commodities, will explore the basics of some of the more common indicators used in technical analysis. This article defines and compares technical analysis and fundamental analysis.

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Will A Post-Harvest Date-Driven Marketing Plan Improve Your Corn Revenue?

January 24, 2019
This article evaluates various date-driven post-harvest marketing strategies for corn using historical cash prices from Columbus, Nebraska.

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Extension Workshop Focuses on Grain Marketing: Dollar and Cents

January 11, 2019
“Grain Marketing: Dollar and Cents,” a two-day, in-depth, hands-on workshop, will be offered at three sites this winter to help row-crop farmers create effective grain marketing plans specific to their operation and financial condition.

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