Grain Marketing Guidance Archive

When to Adjust Your Grain Marketing Plan

July 12, 2018

There’s a fine line between staying flexible in your grain marketing and acting on a hunch. Learn the difference from Dale Jackson and Jim Sibbel, ADM representatives who work with grain producers to navigate challenging markets. In Episode 4

How to Ride Out a Rocky Market

June 25, 2018

Corn and soybean markets have been discouraging lately, to say the least. Trade uncertainty, changing world demand, fund positions, and large crop projections have created a crazy environment around commodity prices. It’s natural to fear what’s next and wonder what

Market Your New Crop Around Price Targets

June 7, 2018

By now, you know your 2018 input costs, and have price targets for your corn and soybeans. But can you realistically capture them in these markets? Yes, say two guests on Episode 3 of In the Driver’s Seat, our grain

A Better Way to Manage Farm Budgets and Risk (Updated)

May 9, 2018

Your operation has many financial moving parts, from input and land costs to projected yields and crop insurance—and they’re all connected. A change in one factor changes your whole outlook, yet recalculating with manual methods can take hours. (Learn

The Secret to Better Grain Marketing

April 10, 2018

Successful companies start with a basic business plan. Farming is no different. In fact, with the future of your farm on the line, developing a grain marketing plan is one of the most important factors in determining your success.

Manage Fertilizer Prices and Supply

March 20, 2018

Farmers today typically spend about one third of their total input costs on fertilizer. Now, a fertilizer purchasing program called ADM Farm Direct Fertilizer gives producers more control over crop nutrition costs, and can reduce them significantly in many

In the Driver’s Seat: Four Farm Risk Management Principles

February 12, 2018

In this farm economy, it’s hard to feel like you have any power over the revenue side of your operation. But now more than ever, it’s crucial to take charge of decisions that drive profitability. So we’re launching a five-part

The Law of Average Matters in Your 2018 Grain Marketing

January 9, 2018

If you live anywhere north of Kansas, you don’t take your family to the lake in November. Or hold a Sunday barbeque in March. And you certainly weren’t out planting over the holidays. Sure, you might get unseasonably warm

Put an Expert on Your 2018 Grain Marketing

December 13, 2017

As a producer, you don’t control what the market does. Yet what happens there in just minutes can drive months of farm income. That’s why ADM offers you another way to take action in the marketplace. When you enroll a

Prepare for Typically Better Market Months

November 6, 2017

It’s hard to believe another harvest is nearly in the books, Thanksgiving’s upon us, and winter is around the corner. If you aren’t already, you’ll soon be planning inputs for your 2018 crop. In this farm economy, spending can

Four Tactics During Uncertain Markets

October 3, 2017

Let’s face it. The recent USDA reports have been a jolt to reality. Given some early adverse growing conditions, just about everyone expected a yield decline to set off a market run. Instead, projections on corn and soybean yields

How to Cut Through the Ag Technology Hype

July 12, 2017

Every day, it seems there’s a new gadget that promises to help you farm—and they keep on coming. Last year alone, there were a record 580 investment deals betting money on the next tech device or computer program.1 As

Why Working with a Grain Marketing Expert Makes Sense

June 6, 2017

Grain markets have become terrifically complex over the past 20 years. It’s not just U.S. weather driving prices anymore; it’s a web of fluctuating data points like export demand, ethanol consumption, global crop outlooks, even politics. Add the movement