It's been a tough year for marketing, so our resident crop markets expert is helping you make informed decisions. Take advantage of his five suggested strategies and try avoiding the three mistakes he mentions.
Al Kluis shares his knowledge on the economic slump in China and what that will mean for farm prices and profits in the U.S.
Base your selling decisions on your farm profitability and do not worry about what you are reading on the Internet. The same people who wrote about $8 soybeans in June are now writing about $21 soybeans; they are likely to be wrong again.
If you learn to consistently get some of your crops priced ahead using this type of plan, the odds are very high that you will be better off than hoping for a summer rally or being forced to sell at harvest.
For soybeans use moving averages to help you know when to buy, sell, or hold.
Set price and time targets on your old and new crop.
Here are ways to help you figure out how to stay liquid and profitable during 2015.
In previous columns, I have written about my three favorite market analysis methods: the study of price, the study of time, and the study of motion (with tools like the Elliott Wave and the Relative Strength Index). I think the study of time is the most re
A review of the last 45 years projects major lows in 2015 or 2016.
To create a marketing plan, you’ll need to zero in and examine five key areas: cost of production, storage position, local basis, marketing team, and schedule.