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Price or Market Risk

Price or market risk refers to uncertainty about the prices producers will receive for commodities or the prices they must pay for inputs. The nature of price risk varies significantly from commodity to commodity.

There is one presentation in the core midwest Annie’s Project. It is Grain Marketing. Price or Market risk will be addressed with topics that fit the dominant productions systems for an Annie’s Project site. For some locations that may be livestock, fruit, vegetable, flower, forestry, or direct marketing.

Grain Marketing

  • Increase awareness of grain marketing terms: bid, offer, contract, flat price, spot price, futures, and basis
  • Learn how to use a bid sheet
  • Understand the use of the most common grain contracts
  • Understand how to use cost of production to set price targets for selling corn and soybeans
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