Grain Markets

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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Wheat seeds in sack
USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2033 report will be released in February 2024, and will feature full discussion of the commodity supply and use projections, and projections for farm income and global commodity trade.

USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2033

November 3, 2023
The tables to be released on Nov. 7 will include 10-year projections for major U.S. crops and livestock products.

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Check presentation to Mark McHargue
The Nebraska Dry Bean Commission donated $6,500 to the Nebraska Farm Bureau “Ag in the Classroom.” Presenting the check was Chris Kelley, NDBC vice chair (second from left), and Dan Hinman, president of the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association (left), to Mark McHargue, president of the NEFB. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Dry Bean Growers Still Dealing with the Effects of 2018 Tariffs

September 1, 2023
Stakeholders in the dry bean industry discussed the state of production and markets during a recent tour at the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff.

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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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Grain truck
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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Cornhusker Economics experts break down the uncertainties many producers face with pre-harvest marketing, and provide context through models based on historical data. (Photo courtesy Center for Agricultural Profitability | Erin Ehnle Brown/realagstock )

Hedging Your Average Crop Price Using Seasonals

February 16, 2023
Center for Agricultural Profitability experts connect what the industry says and what producers say to improve the disconnect and the decision-making environment associated with hedging.

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