Storage & Handling
Information Files
Estimating the Cost for Drying Corn -- A2-31    
Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison -- A2-32  
Cost of Storing Grain -- A2-33
Grain Storage Alternatives:  An Economic Comparison -- A2-35
Condominium Grain Storage -- A2-36
Hay Storage Options: How Do They Stack Up? -- A2-37  
Computing a Grain Storage Rental Rate -- C2-24  
Renting Extra Grain Storage -- C2-25  
Newsletter Articles
Rethinking corn drying: drying throughout the winter using ground-stored heat -- January 2019  
Two-year case study shows energy used for grain drying -- October 2015    
Expect fall storage challenges -- August 2015    
Crop Marketing 101
Videos
Introduction to Crop Marketing      
ISU Crop Marketing Information    
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  
Cost Terms -- A2-06    

Basis
Information Files
Corn and Soybean Price Basis -- A2-40  
Iowa Corn Price Basis -- A2-41    
Iowa Soybean Price Basis -- A2-42  
July Corn Basis -- A2-43  
July Soybean Basis -- A2-44  

Marketing Tools
Information Files
Charting Commodity Futures -- A2-20      
Risk Management Practices: Pre-Harvest Marketing New Crop -- A2-55
Grain Price Hedging Basics -- A2-60    
Using Hedging in a Marketing Program -- A2-61
Hedging vs. Forward Cash Contracting -- A2-62
Grain Price Options Basics -- A2-66
Options Tools to Reduce Price Risk -- A2-67
Options Tools to Enhance Price -- A2-68
Grain Price Options Fence -- A2-69  
Do You Need a Market Advisory Service? -- A2-70  
Commonly Used Grain Contracts -- A2-73  
Understanding Risk in Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts -- A2-74  
Understanding Risk in Basis Contracts    
Newsletter Articles
Online crop marketing course launched Nov. 10 -- November 2019  
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    

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

 

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