Grain Marketing Guidance Archive

Offers: How to Let Them Work

June 4, 2020

When it comes to keeping your farm’s balance sheet in the black, using offers with the help of your ADM representative is a proven way to achieve your grain marketing goals. Using offers is a disciplined, incremental way for

The State of Ag in Disrupted Markets

May 14, 2020

When you look at soybeans, wheat, and corn right now–the grain complex–professional marketers say things will get better, they just don’t know when. So, the challenge is getting through the interim. Even with the disruptions (most recently from COVID-19),

Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health

May 1, 2020

It’s no secret that farming is a stressful occupation – no matter how noble it is. With growing stress around economics, a multitude of daily tasks, and now a global pandemic, mental health has become a bigger conversation – or

5 Spring Tips to Get Ahead

April 9, 2020

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

ADM Update: Illinois River Upgrades

April 8, 2020

Locks and dams along the Illinois River have been in operation for over 50 years and need occasional repair. Unlike previous river upgrades scheduled during the winter months, this year there will be major work on Illinois lock and

Working with ADM During COVID-19 Precautions

March 30, 2020

For 118 years, ADM has been serving farms across North America, providing markets for the food you grow and supplying high-quality crop nutrients. We’re fully committed to maintaining this role as circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to evolve. Our top priority

Sustainable Farming: What’s In It For You?

February 28, 2020

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

What Does Fertilizer Really Cost?

February 10, 2020

What Does Fertilizer Really Cost? Due to poor fertilizer application seasons in 2019, inventories are over-supplied, and prices are near historic lows. Lock in your spring and fall 2020 needs before there’s a price rebound. This has been the message of

Five Tips for a Better 2020 Crop Year

January 16, 2020

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.

Use Your Crop Insurance for an Edge in Grain Marketing

December 12, 2019

Crop insurance is an important tool to improve your margins. It gives you freedom to market your grain at the best possible price, which typically occurs early in the crop year. As a safety net for both crop failure

Shutting Off Your Squirrel Brain Before It Drives You Nuts

November 14, 2019

When conditions are tough, it’s natural for lower order thinking and survival instincts to kick in—like the brain of a squirrel in survival mode. Economists call these habits “heuristics”—bad habits that take over and sabotage good decision-making. Our latest podcast

GrainBridge is Coming: Improved Grain Marketing Technology

October 24, 2019

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