Grain Marketing Guidance Archive

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

Preserve Quality in Your Harvest Grain

October 2, 2019

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

Reduce Your Fertilizer Costs with Direct Purchasing

September 4, 2019

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

What’s Happening at the Farm Progress Show?

August 26, 2019

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

Why Forward Market?

August 8, 2019

There’s a reason more farmers are selling portions of their new crop while it’s still in the field—or even before planting. Historical trends in the market make a good case for forward-selling. “Harvest is when the market has ample supplies

Get Cash While Preserving Upside

August 8, 2019

Many farming operations need cash in the fall and spring. According to ADM Grain Origination Specialist Glenn Menke, the trick is paying bills without surrendering market upside on the grain you deliver. “During harvest, you’ve got high fuel costs, fall-applied

Get Offers Working

August 8, 2019

“The thing about farming,” says Matthew Kroes, ADM Origination Specialist in Indiana and Illinois, “is that there’s always something else to do—always something to take you away from selling your grain.” That’s where offers come in: letting a grain buyer know

Grain Marketing Methods: A Guide from ADM

August 8, 2019

In the past, farmers had fewer choices. Now, there are dozens of grain marketing methods to work toward more profitable prices for your crops. Here, we’ve defined each category and their pros and cons. Every farm and producer is unique.