“Improving Your Grain Marketing Plan” Workshops to be Held

By: Chris Bruynis, OSU Extension Educator

Do you want to do a better job of pricing your corn and soybeans? Is grain marketing a confusing and daunting task? If so, this workshop is for you!

Ohio State University Extension is offering a three-session workshop focused on helping farmers become better grain marketers. Participants will have a better understanding of risk, marketing tools, and the development of written marketing plans. These workshops are funded through a North Central Risk Management Education Grant and being offered in six locations throughout Ohio. Additional information can be found at http://go.osu.edu/grainplan. Continue reading

Over 1,000 Farmers Share How They Market Grain

By: Sara Schafer, for Farm Journal’s Pork

Successfully marketing grain is one of the biggest challenges most farmers face. Tight margins, weather uncertainty and global trade issues can quickly derail the best laid plans.

Crop prices continue to be the No. 1 challenge for farmers. That’s according to a new report from FarmLogs. In the 2018 State of Grain Marketing Report, the crop marketing software company surveyed more than 1,000 farmers across the country on their grain marketing habits and strategies.  Continue reading

Rethink Your Grain Game

By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Managing Editor

Some producers grow organics and non-GMO crops because there’s a local market for them. Others do so in the belief the supply chain of the future will demand it.

Chief Executive Eric Jackson of Minneapolis-based Pipeline Foods thinks farmers should consider adding these crops for a far more practical reason: Producers will make more money in the long run, and they’ll be better diversified, too. Continue reading