Crops -- Storage & Markets

Storage & Handling
Information Files
Estimating the Cost for Drying Corn -- A2-31 pdf file xls file    
Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison -- A2-32 pdf file xls file    
Cost of Storing Grain -- A2-33pdf filexls file teaching activity
Grain Storage Alternatives:  An Economic Comparison -- A2-35pdf filexls file teaching activity  
Condominium Grain Storage -- A2-36 pdf file   teaching activity  
Hay Storage Options: How Do They Stack Up? -- A2-37 pdf file xls file    
Computing a Grain Storage Rental Rate -- C2-24 pdf file xls file    
Renting Extra Grain Storage -- C2-25 pdf file    
Newsletter
Two-year case study shows energy used for grain drying -- October 2015        
Expect fall storage challenges -- August 2015        
Corn drying, shrink and storage decision tools now available -- October 2014        

 

Crop Marketing 101
Videos
Introduction to Crop Marketing        
ISU Crop Marketing Information        
Basis, Futures Carry and the Cost of Storage        
Market Fundamentals (Supply/Demand)        
Technical Chart Signals        
Seasonal Price Trends        
Crop Marketing Strategies        
Marketing Tools: Futures        
Marketing Tools: Options        
Developing a Crop Marketing Plan        
Information Files
Grain Marketing Terms -- A2-05 pdf file   teaching activity  
Cost Terms -- A2-06 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Review crop marketing fundamentals in new video series -- June 2015        

 

Basis
Information Files
Corn and Soybean Price Basis -- A2-40 pdf file   teaching activity  
Corn Price Basis -- A2-41 pdf file   teaching activity  
Soybean Price Basis -- A2-42 pdf file    
July Corn Basis -- A2-43 pdf file    
July Soybean Basis -- A2-44 pdf file    

 

Marketing Tools
Information Files
Charting Commodity Futures -- A2-20 pdf file      
Risk Management Practices: Pre-Harvest Marketing New Crop -- A2-55 pdf file     video
Grain Price Hedging Basics -- A2-60 pdf file   teaching activity  
Using Hedging in a Marketing Program -- A2-61 pdf file   teaching activity  
Hedging vs. Forward Cash Contracting -- A2-62 pdf file   teaching activity  
Grain Price Options Basics -- A2-66 pdf file   teaching activity  
Options Tools to Reduce Price Risk -- A2-67 pdf file   teaching activity  
Options Tools to Enhance Price -- A2-68 pdf file   teaching activity  
Grain Price Options Fence -- A2-69 pdf file      
Do You Need a Market Advisory Service? -- A2-70 pdf file      
Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts -- A2-74 pdf file      
Newsletter
What's in your crop marketing plan? -- June 2018        
New grain bid comparison tool -- September 2017        
Developing a crop marketing plan -- June 2017        
Caution: cash flow problems ahead -- October 2016        
Selling spring and summer price rallies -- May 2016        
Watch demand and basis -- September 2015        
Five strategies for managing 2015 crop financial risks -- June 2015        
Using a basis contract to market corn -- December 2013        
Consider spring and summer price rallies for selling insurance bushels -- April 2013        

 

Iowa Commodity Challenge

Videos Pdf Handout Presenter
1. Introduction to Crop Marketing pdf file Chad Hart, ISU Extension and Outreach
2. Successful Market Planning (NEW) pdf file Ed Kordick, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
3. Futures Hedging pdf file Ed Kordick, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
4. Futures Hedging and Basis Movement pdf file Ed Kordick, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
5. Using Crop Contracts (NEW) pdf file Ray Jenkins, ISU Crop Marketing Extension Educator
6. Working with Your Grain Merchandiser (NEW) pdf file Ray Jenkins, ISU Crop Marketing Extension Educator
7. Basis, Carry and Cost of Ownership pdf file Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach
8. Forward Cash Contracts pdf file Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach
9. Margin Flows pdf file Chad Hart, ISU Extension and Outreach
10. Basic Options, Intrinsic and Time Value pdf file Chad Hart, ISU Extension and Outreach
11. Store Cash Bushels and Buy Put Option pdf file Ed Kordick, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
12. Sell Cash Bushels and Buy Call Option pdf file Ed Kordick, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
13. Pre-Harvest Marketing New Crop pdf file Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach
14. Conquer Marketing Concerns pdf file Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach
15. Comparing Storage to Other Marketing Strategies & Tools pdf file Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach

View all videos on the ISU Extension and Outreach Iowa Commodity Challenge Vimeo channel.

The Marketing Tools workbook is designed to accompany the Iowa Commodity Challenge.

The videos and links above are part of the Iowa Commodity Challenge, visit the webpage for more details on this grain marketing simulation program.

 

Related Websites
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative - Grain Storage      

 

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