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Difficult Choices

Harvest is here and it is time to assess storage opportunities in corn and soybean markets.  As a lender, here are a few items that should be on your customer’s minds. Prices are low In the Northern Plains, producers are looking at cash soybean prices of $7.30/bushel...

Does Grain Marketing Improve Profitability?

By:  Joleen C. Hadrich and C. Robert Holcomb Farm managers recognize the importance of having a marketing plan to improve their profitability.  And, the title of Ed Usset’s grain marketing book conveys an important truth- “Grain Marketing is Simple-it’s just not...

You Need a Marketing Plan!

The FINPACK team at the U of MN is fortunate to have a broad range of ag expertise. Ed Usset, our Grain Marketing Economist, developed a time-tested approach to establishing commodity marketing plans which have hit home with a lot of producers. Commodity...