Grain Marketing Blog


Old Habits are Hard to Break

We tend to do things the way we’ve always done them or the way our parents or grandparents did them. There is nothing wrong with tradition and certainly nothing wrong with learning from the previous generation. Unfortunately, not everything stays the same.

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Selling the Carry

There is plenty of talk around “selling the carry”. Industry experts often say it. Marketing publications like to print it.

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The Case for Forward Selling

Grain marketing is simple, it's just not necessarily easy.

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Delayed Price vs. Minimum Price Contracts

The last several years we have seen a big shift in both the kinds of contracts and the various fees associated with those contracts that are available to producers.

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Understanding Basis and Basis Contracts

Basis is the difference between the futures price and the cash price.

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Three Practical Ways to Improve Your Grain Marketing

With the end of the year in sight, now is a great time to improve your marketing.  The following tips are a great place to start to become a better marketer in 2018.  

 

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Set Your Target

Target Contracts are one of the most useful, if not the single most useful, farm marketing tool producers have available to them.

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Take Control of Your Grain Marketing

You don’t have to read far into any recent farm marketing publication to realize the current marketing environment is tough.

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