Grain Marketing

Grain Marketing Workshops Offer Valuable Info in Year of Low Prices October 26, 2016

Location- and commodity-specific grain marketing information will be presented during the Nebraska Extension Grain Marketing Workshops to be held across Nebraska this winter. The meetings will provide information and tools to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

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Figure 1. 1996-2016 average price index for the Nearby Chicago corn contract.
Figure 1. 1996-2016 average price index for the Nearby Chicago corn contract.

High Corn Ending Stocks and Post-Harvest Marketing Plans October 19, 2016

Individual grain marketing plans contain both producer expectations and market fundamentals. In order to improve marketing plans it is important to understand how market fundamentals could impact changes in future prices.

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Four ways to improve your grain marketing today
Four ways to improve your grain marketing today

4 Ways to Improve your Grain Marketing Today October 7, 2016

Does grain marketing seem too complex? Are hesitation or fear clouding your confidence in developing and sticking with a marketing strategy? Regularly and successfully using these four practices ― such as subscribing to daily alerts from your elevator and tracking your local basis ― can help provide the information you need to improve your grain marketing.

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Grain Marketing Workshops to Feature Location-Specific Information October 3, 2016

Grain marketing workshops will be offered across Nebraska starting in November to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices. The first slate of locations for November and December is listed here. Watch CropWatch for additional site details as they're available.

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USDA winter wheat loan rate by Nebraska county.
USDA winter wheat loan rate by Nebraska county.

Price Support for Winter Wheat September 9, 2016

Developing a post-harvest marketing plan when prices are low can be difficult. This article offers information for wheat growers on federal price support options through crop insurance, farm bill program payments or Marketing Assistance Loans or Loan Deficiency Payments.

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Higher Prices for Later Delivery in Winter Wheat July 18, 2016

Large supplies and resulting differences in futures market contract prices for winter wheat could mean higher returns for winter wheat producers who price grain now for later delivery.

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Marketing Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments July 8, 2016

For the first time in more than 10 years, wheat growers may need to consider using a loan deficiency payment as part of their marketing plan. Here's how it works.

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