Grain Marketing

Wheat field being harvested
Improve your grain marketing skills by attending a Nebraska Extension workshop on Jan. 31 in Crawford or Feb. 7 in Oshkosh. More resources on grain marketing can be found here.

Nebraska Extension to Host Grain Marketing Workshops in Crawford, Oshkosh

January 18, 2024
Real audio and video examples of grain market analysts will be used during the workshops to help producers decode market lingo and hone their marketing skills.

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All sessions of the 2023 Successful Farmer Series session will be livestreamed and archived on YouTube for on-demand viewing.

Extension’s Successful Farmer Series Will Dig into Cropping Systems Hot Topics

November 17, 2023
Split into three sessions, the series will feature discussions on ag policy and marketing, weather and climate projections, cover crops, nitrogen and nitrate management, water quality and more.

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All workshops during Ag SmartMoney Week are free to attend, but registration is encouraged. See details below.

‘Ag SmartMoney Week’ Offers Free Webinars, Workshops for Ag Producers to Improve Management Skills

November 2, 2023
The series will include three in-person workshops and seven webinars covering topics related to risk management, estate and transition planning, land leasing and rental rates, human resources and technology.

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Corn field
Many producers have already contracted a portion of their expected corn harvest and history suggests they will not regret that decision. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)

Managing Market Volatility in 2023

June 30, 2023
Center for Ag Profitability experts examine market volatility for corn, wheat, hay and cattle, and add perspective on tools available to manage this risk at this point in the season.

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Combine and market chart
Ag finance experts explore Gambler’s Fallacy and the Dunning-Kruger effect in this webinar to give producers a better understanding of how these cognitive biases can impact their decision-making.

Don’t Fool Yourself: Grain Marketing Trends and Making Your Best Choices

June 15, 2023
This new webinar focuses on current market forces and common tendencies of decision-makers as they consider selling this year’s corn crop to improve their skills and strategies in grain marketing.

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Ethanol plant in Nebraska
Ethanol plant in Madrid, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Producer Long-term Marketing Opportunities with Ethanol Plants

June 15, 2023
Researchers found from studying historical data that while marketing to ethanol plants can net producers better returns, the type (pre-harvest or spring) and size of benefit depend upon the size of the ethanol plant.

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It's vital to the grain marketing decision-making process to identify cognitive biases, recognize their effects and compensate appropriately. (Photo courtesy Center for Ag Profitability)

Corn Grain Marketing Strategy Unbiasing for 2023

May 11, 2023
Ag economics professionals analyze the past year’s corn market and some transpired events that may lead to bias in the coming year’s development and implementation of marketing strategy and grain pricing.

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Planting at sunset
In a recent Producer Perspectives webinar, Cory Walters, UNL grain marketing specialist, chatted with Nebraska farmers Guy Mills Jr. of Ansley, and John Willoughby of Wood River about their decision-making strategies for the 2023 growing season.

Producer Perspectives: Preparing to Capitalize On and Survive the 2023 Growing Season

February 16, 2023
Cory Walters, UNL grain marketing specialist, sits down with two Nebraska producers to discuss important elements driving their decision-making and financial management strategies for 2023.

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