At the Agri-Women’s Harvest of Knowledge Conference, author Elaine Kub, said marketing some grain in the spring can help farmers avoid seasonal lows at harvest time. “These grain markets do have seasonal behaviors and reflect higher prices at the time of year when the crop itself is at the most risk.” Kub, who wrote ‘Mastering the Markets,’ also said interest rates can impact grain storage decisions. “If you’re going to start delaying taking in cash from grain, you’re delaying the opportunity to pay off the operating note or earn interest on that cash that you would otherwise be receiving.”
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