Be Prepared to Act

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The last article I wrote talked about market volatility, or lack thereof, I should say. The market continues to be stuck in the same funk as it tries to work through a burdensome stockpile of grain. Domestic margins have improved slightly, but their buying habits have remained the same. They are buying the front end […]

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What do the numbers mean?

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A couple of weeks ago, on February 9th, the USDA updated supply and demand numbers. An increase in corn used for ethanol of 25 mbu was more than offset by a reduction of 50 mbu for exports and a 10 mbu increase in corn imports. Net change resulted in 35 million bushels being added to […]

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Your Cost of Production for Next Years Crop

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If you’ve had a chance to speak with a member of the ProEdge team lately, one of the most popular questions they may have been asking is “do you have a good idea of what your costs of production look like for this next year’s crop?”  This question may be one of the most important […]

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Option Basics

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I’m sure many of you have heard different marketing gurus talking about selling grain and then buying a “call option”. As I discuss different trade strategies with producers, I find some of them interested in learning more about options. So I deemed the topic worthy of a blog entry. As you may recall, I wrote […]

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!  I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to get the hang of writing “2016” instead of “2015.” Maybe after another week, I’ll have it conquered on the first try. It’s a new year, and the grain markets sure aren’t providing too many exciting opportunities at the moment, so I’d rather […]

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Markets idle, so let’s gear up!

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With Christmas under our belt and the New Year just around the corner, the market remains in the bottom of its range. We have been range bound for a couple of months, and holiday time keeps trade volume low. We will see a significant USDA report January 12, 2016.  Usually, a market moving report, at least, […]

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Offering Free Price Later Program

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It’s that time of year again where CVA will be offering it’s Free Price Later Program which is also commonly referred to as Delayed Pricing or Deferred Pricing. This program provides a unique opportunity to start moving some corn off the farm and hauling to participating CVA locations, all while not having to worry about […]

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What to do now?

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Last week’s WASDE report provided very little change to U.S. Grain Carryout. They bumped up their forecast for corn used for ethanol production by 25 million bushels while cutting exports by 50 million bushels, resulting in a 25 million bushel increase to 15/16 ending stocks. The new ending stocks figure of 1.787 billion bushels was […]

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A Time to be Thankful

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Thanksgiving has come and gone, leftovers are in the fridge, and we are all back to our individual routines.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  It is the time for us to really reflect on what we are thankful for.  This past week and weekend I was able to be a part of […]

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How Does Yield Affect Marketing?

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Many producers are very happy with the yields they are seeing; some yields were better than expected. Increases in yield can significantly change your marketing plan, and it is important to consider this in your overall planning.  Additional yield is basically a windfall providing extra profits to your bottom line. Added yield impacts your marketing […]

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