Tag: IntelliFarm

Poll: How do you price grain when production risk is high?

In a perfect world, you’d price grain several times a year, locking in a percentage of production at a profit, as determined by a complete cost of production figure. But farming isn’t perfect, and only the truly disciplined (and lovers of all things marketing) have annual pricing plans and stick with them. In reality, bills… Read more »

A whirlwind tour of grain and oilseed markets with Brian Voth

As growers look ahead to seeding, it seems every single cropping option has pricing issues, but there also opportunities to look for. Supply has been a challenge for wheat and corn while soybeans and canola have benefited from strong demand that has assisted in creeping acres higher. READ: 7 Deadly Sins of Grain Marketing Shaun… Read more »

USDA Estimate Exceeds Expectations for Record Soybean Acres

Soybeans will be on the verge of matching corn acres in the U.S. this year, according to the USDA’s Prospective Plantings report published Friday. Higher soybean acres has been the consensus in the market for some time, but the department’s soybean acreage estimate of 89.5 million was still well above the average pre-report guess of… Read more »

Avoiding the Seven Deadly(ish) Sins of Grain Marketing

Pope Gregory I probably didn’t foresee his list being used as guidance for grain farmers managing market risk when he defined what became known as┬áthe seven cardinal sins in 590 AD. But whether we’re talking morality or grain marketing, these behaviours and habits can be costly. Brian Voth, president of IntelliFarm Inc., presented the “seven… Read more »