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5 Spring Tips to Get Ahead

There’s some comfort in routine right now. For producers, there’s another crop to plant, harvest, and distribute – and it all starts right now. One thing that’s not routine, though, is making a profit. Challenging markets continue, and that calls for careful planning once again. Regardless of circumstances, here are five basic actions within your control: Stay safe Leverage your crop insurance investment Lower your input costs Maximize your grain marketing revenue Use the buddy system In Episode 29 of In the Driver’s Seat,... Read More

Sustainable Farming: What’s In It For You?

Many farmers have been practicing conservation ag for decades, focusing on everything from soil health to the legacy they’re creating for their children. Now, as more consumers are looking for sustainably sourced foods, ADM is working with farmers to provide incentives and rewards for conservation practices, and bringing the supply chain together around practices that will keep farms healthy and prosperous.... Read More

Five Tips for a Better 2020 Crop Year

It’s hard to believe we’ve turned the page on 2019. Maybe you’re reviewing what went well (or what you could improve upon) and are making plans to step up your game in 2020. There’s a lot of wisdom in experience. In that spirit, we’re bringing you highlights from some of our best episodes of In the Driver’s Seat.... Read More

How to Partner with Your Lender

These are challenging times in the ag sector, especially for farmers who didn’t get in a whole crop this spring. You may need to reapply for financing. Whether it’s getting an operating loan to put in the new crop, getting financing for expansion, or just making it through a rough patch, there are things you can do to be a good lending risk.... Read More

Double Duty: Marketing Your Old and New Crop

It’s mid-way through the growing season, with harvest around the corner. If you still have some bin bushels to clear out, you face marketing decisions on two crops—old and new. That’s a lot of risk to manage at one time. While you shouldn’t make pressured decisions, be aware that time may be running out for good marketing before combines roll and grain moves into the market.... Read More

Reduce Your Fertilizer Costs with Direct Purchasing

Farming has been disrupted by countless changes in technology and logistics. But some habits die hard—and one of them is the way fertilizer gets to farmers.  ADM is changing that. Now producers can lock in favorable prices on fertilizer, up to 18 months in advance, and get it directly from an ADM rail or barge terminal. It can add up to big savings.... Read More

What’s Happening at the Farm Progress Show?

Please join us for live podcast recordings of “In the Driver’s Seat” episodes. Look through the following schedule for the topics you’re most interested in, then grab a seat for an entertaining and informative discussion. Tuesday, 8/27 9:00am   Preserving Quality in Your Grain
How to handle, store, and keep grain high quality for the best grade. 10:30am Shutting Off Your Squirrel Brain Before It Drives You Nuts
Understanding the brain chemistry that can sabotage your farm management decisions.... Read More

Preserve Quality in Your Harvest Grain

There are forecasts for a cooler and wetter-than-normal harvest across the U.S., posing a new round of challenges for producers. You’ve brought your crop this far; don’t risk it getting discounted for quality issues. What can you do to prepare your bins for new grain, keep it dry, and preserve its quality through delivery? We recently put those questions to professional grain handlers at the Farm Progress Show.... Read More

GrainBridge is Coming: Improved Grain Marketing Technology

Keeping track of your business with different grain buyers can be overwhelming today. You have to maintain separate logins, match spreadsheets with sales tickets, and manually total transactions to see if you’re profitable. All tough to do on the fly when you need to make sound decisions fast. This is why ADM is fully embracing this new software platform called GrainBridge,... Read More

Why Time-Stamp Your Grain Marketing?

When it comes to spreading risk and planning for profit, the calendar is your friend. Timing your grain marketing — that is, selling portions of your crop at intervals throughout the year — is not only a good way to spread risk; it also helps remove some of the emotions around marketing. “A time-stamped marketing plan gives you the discipline of a written plan,... Read More