November 20, 2020

Welcome to our Strategic Crop Marketing Video Series

by Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert

We’ve recorded a series of short videos to help you improve your crop marketing skills. The first two videos review the importance of understanding basis when marketing crops and how to use historical data to forecast basis. Subsequent videos detail how storage hedging can work to your advantage, provide a comparison of historical returns to both unpriced storage and storage returns and discuss using knowledge of seasonal patterns in corn futures prices and corn futures price spreads to improve returns.

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Importance of Crop Basis When Marketing Grain

November 20, 2020

In this short video learn about how an improved understanding of basis, the relationship between cash and futures market prices, can help you become a better grain marketer. During the video you’ll learn how to use the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s Crop Basis Tool to track historical basis patterns in your area as well as keep up with weekly regional changes in corn and soybean basis.

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Forecasting Corn & Soybean Basis

November 20, 2020

One of the keys to improving your corn and soybean marketing skills is learning how to forecast basis. In this video you’ll learn how to use the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s Crop Basis Tool to help you generate corn and soybean basis forecasts for your local market region.

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Role of Basis when making Corn and Soybean Storage Decisions

November 20, 2020

Learn how storage hedging provides an opportunity to capture the seasonal increase in basis that occurs during the storage season without speculating on corn or soybean futures prices. The details regarding how to implement, as well as calculate the returns to storage, for each strategy are discussed.

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Comparing Historical Returns of Hedged vs Unhedged Corn and Soybean Storage Strategies

November 20, 2020

In this video Purdue ag economists Nathan Thompson and James Mintert examine the historical returns to hedged and unhedged corn and soybean storage. Average returns over the past 30 years are discussed.

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Improving Corn Storage Returns

November 20, 2020

In this video learn how to improve corn storage returns by better understanding seasonality in both futures contract prices and futures contract price spreads. Purdue ag economists Nathan Thompson and James Mintert discuss how to design a corn marketing strategy that maximizes your marketing flexibility and makes it possible for you to take advantage of…

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