News & Publications

News & Publications

January 24, 2023 | Brady Huck

2023 grain markets: In the words of Dirty Harry – do you feel lucky?

2023 grain markets: In the words of Dirty Harry – do you feel lucky?

I love this time of year. Spring is right around the corner; we get a fresh start to another crop and another growing season. Our slate is relatively clean, and …

January 17, 2023 | Larry Shonkwiler

USDA’s January data drop surprises trade

USDA’s January data drop surprises trade

The New Year found the USDA providing several changes to the corn and soybean balance sheets last week. Forecasted carry-out for both corn and soybeans became a little tighter, but …

January 10, 2023 | JJ Keske

Why should I use puts if I already have crop insurance?

Why should I use puts if I already have crop insurance?

There is more to protecting the bottom line of your balance sheet than insurance coverage alone. Throughout the holiday celebrations some of you were also doing office work, trying reach …

January 3, 2023 | Cesar Cruz

Argentina’s soccer team can’t fix broken economy

Argentina’s soccer team can’t fix broken economy

Ongoing rampant inflation, weather significantly impact the Argentine people and crops. You have probably heard a lot about Argentina lately. They won the World Cup for the third time after …

December 27, 2022 | Josh Green

Weather woes worry markets

Weather woes worry markets

Weather woes worry markets The uncertainty of Argentina’s weather is driving prices and sales. The Christmas season this year resembled the fourth of July last summer: a long holiday weekend with …

December 20, 2022 | Ryan Fogel

Does procrastination hinder your marketing strategy?

Does procrastination hinder your marketing strategy?

It’s Christmas time and hope is in the air. Our Christmas wish lists are getting long: less snow, warmer weather, higher river levels and higher grain prices. If the typical farmer …

December 13, 2022 | Kent Stutzman

Why you need a marketing plan with options

Why you need a marketing plan with options

Why you need a marketing plan that includes options. Weak corn exports, big South American bean crop could drive market trends. In recent weeks, we have seen the soybean and …

December 6, 2022 | Brian Basting

2023 crop demands your attention

2023 crop demands your attention

Review futures levels, marketing strategies, and crop insurance periods to define your marketing plan. There has been a modest decline in December 2023 corn futures since mid-October. December 2023 corn …

November 29, 2022 | Eric Meyer

Take control of your farm's marketing destiny

Take control of your farm's marketing destiny

Prices are unpredictable. Take advantage of pricing opportunities before market changes take advantage of you. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back …

November 22, 2022 | Brady Huck

How to be confident in your marketing decisions

How to be confident in your marketing decisions

How to be confident in your marketing decisions. Take the necessary steps today to become a better grain marketer. Each marketing year is uniquely unpredictable in its own way. Embracing …