Using Your Bean to Market Your Grain
Featuring Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners in Lincoln
Today we start on part 1 of a 2 part series on using the weekly crop progress report in your marketing plan. Today’s highlights include what are the elements of the weekly crop progress report and the many reasons why it is important.
May 22, 2020
Part 2 of a series on using the weekly crop progress report as a tool in your marketing plan… Jeff will highlight how data like to soil moisture and the crop condition ratings can help develop a best guess on grain production… use that with other data and you can build your own price projections.
May 29, 2020
Over the last 2 months we’ve talked about participants in the markets, defining the fundamentals in the futures, and how these have an impact to our grain marketing plan. Today we take the fundamentals from this week’s USDA WASDE report and use it to make some best-guess price projections.
May 15, 2020
This is part 1 of a short series on using basis in your grain marketing plan, covering what is basis and why it’s important to track it.
May 1, 2020
This is part 2 on basis, including what benefits come from tracking basis, how do you track basis, and how do you use basis in a marketing plan.
May 8, 2020
Introduction to The Futures Markets…. why they are important, their purposes, and who are the participants in the futures markets.
March 27, 2020
Part 2 – more about the participants in the futures markets, hedgers and speculators, what roll do they play, and why is that important.
April 3, 2020
Part 3 – Everyone has heard about “the technicals” in the futures, what are they and why are they important>
April 10, 2020
Part 4 – There are also fundamentals traders in the futures markets, what are they and why are they important.
April 17, 2020
Part 5 – Tie this all together, how can you use both the technicals and the fundamentals in your grain marketing plan.
April 24, 2020
Details on creating a written marketing plan, what’s in it, why do we do it, and laying out the “outline” for the next few weeks…
Continuing the conversation about developing a written marketing plan with focus on the production side of your plan…
Continuing the conversation about a written marketing plan, covering storage, delivery, and crop insurance today…
Continuing the conversation about developing a written marketing plan, this week…. deciding on pre- or post-harvest marketing….
Continuing our conversation about developing a written marketing plan…. today discussing the triggers that drive us to make grain sales….
Using your Bean to Market your Grain….. the next step in building your marketing plan is deciding which contract you will use to market your grain….
February 07, 2020
with Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners in Lincoln…. wrapping up on building and executing your marketing plan… today’s highlights include keeping track of the progress of your marketing plan and why we take so much time to do this and get it right for your operation….
February 14, 2020
with Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners in Lincoln…. Pre-harvest sales are an important part of your marketing plan, but how do you overcome the fear of not producing a crop? We tackle that question in today’s program….
February 21, 2020
with Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners in Lincoln…. continuing our conversation about overcoming the fear of making pre-harvest grain sales… this week we focus on the fear of missing out on higher prices….
February 28, 2020
Using USDA’s Outlook Forum numbers in our marketing plan
Crop Insurance spring prices are set… so what do we do with them? This is the first of a 2 part series on using crop insurance this year in our marketing plan….
Part 2 on how crop insurance fits into your overall risk management plan, and a few examples of how this works.
March 20, 2020
Today we talk about the emotion of the market, impact on local markets (ethanol, for example), ways to generate cash if needed, and how to handle unsold bushels of grain.