Grain Marketing

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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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The Marketing Mind Game

January 9, 2019
Developing a marketing plan with realistic expectations is one of the practices recommended here to help reduce anxiety and keep growers from getting lost in the marketing mind game.

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The Evolution of Nebraska Corn Basis

September 6, 2018
Each year about 40% of Nebraska's corn is used to produce ethanol. This Cornhusker Economics article explores the changes in corn basis at five Nebraska locations since the implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2005.

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Q&A: USDA Market Facilitation Program

September 4, 2018

Starting today, producers of agricultural commodities directly impacted by escalating trade conflicts and tariffs can sign up for the new USDA Market Facilitation Program. This program is administered through the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Qualifying producers can sign up from September 4, 2018 through January 15, 2019.

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Will a Date-Driven Winter Wheat Marketing Plan Improve Your Revenue?

August 28, 2018
This article evaluates various date-driven winter wheat marketing strategies, using 20 years of prices for Kimball, Nebraska. It compares each year’s average harvest price and the probability of the average price of a strategy being higher than the cash price at harvest.

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Tariffs and Soybeans. What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

July 11, 2018
New tariffs between China and the U.S. have prompted many questions about agricultural trade between these two nations, especially from soybean producers. This article offers an overview of soybean tariffs and what soybean farmers can do to reduce the impact of the recent price declines.

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