Grain Marketing

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Preparing For Pre-Harvest Marketing In 2018

January 18, 2018
Selling corn under $4.00/bushel is not fun for anyone, but it will be a reality for Nebraska producers this year. Despite low prices, there will be opportunities for savvy marketers. In this article the author reviews some of 2017's marketing challenges and offers suggestions for how to avoid them in 2018.

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Market Journal Looks at Market Response to USDA Crop Report

November 17, 2017
This week's Market Journal looks at how to select for Bt traits to protect corn from insects, the corn and soybean markets, how La Niña could impact weather conditions in the US and South America, and this week's forecast.

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2 Grain Marketing Workshops Cancelled Due to Harvest Delays

November 13, 2017
Due to delayed harvest, two November Grain Marketing Workshops have been cancelled and are expected to be rescheduled for January. The workshops were to be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Wayne and Wednesday, Nov. 15 at O'Neill.

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2 Grain Marketing Workshops to be Rescheduled

October 31, 2017

Due to delayed harvest progress, the first two November Grain Marketing Workshops have been cancelled and are expected to be rescheduled for January. Watch CropWatch for further information on the new dates.

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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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