Ed Usset

Articles by Ed Usset
Pick Your Poison
As a corn and soybean producer, you know the pain and pleasure of pricing grain in many different types of markets.
Proactive Marketing
I like a proactive approach to grain marketing. It demands that you look and plan ahead with your grain pricing
Make Postharvest Plans Now
The time to ponder your marketing options postharvest is before combines start rolling. Your best alternatives are
Marketing Inlook
I don't do outlook. These are my words and I often use them to open presentations on the topic of grain marketing. I
Looking Ahead To 2010 And Pricing Corn
If I have a handle on rent and fertilizer prices, I have a pretty good handle on my 2010 production costs. I used the
Don’t Forget Last Year’s Crop
Spring is sprung. So why am I thinking about last year's crop that crop you augured into your bin last fall when corn
Courage Calls, Or Puts?
What is the best pricing tool to take advantage of preharvest pricing opportunities? Your choices fall into two
Hail the Too-Too Season
This has been a long, cold winter, but cheer up. March brings the start of the spring season for marketing new-crop
Welcome to Class
For the first time in eight years, I teach a course called Futures and Options Markets at the University of Minnesota.
New Year Resolutions
Another year has passed and what a year it was. Now is a good time to review the mistakes of the past year and make
Did the Speculators Do It?
We are nearly out of adjectives to describe commodity markets over the past year. It's surprised us as much on the way
The Backside of a Bull Market
Last April I joined nearly 200 people with a stake in commodity futures to discuss a number of hot issues affecting the
Grain marketing is simple, it's just not easy
Traveling the scenic country roads in the land of 10,000 lakes gave Ed Usset time to ponder one of life's big
Carrying Charges, Part 2 1
Last month I started a series of columns to address the topic of carrying charges in grain markets. I discussed how
Wheat Explodes!
Corn and soybean futures are trading at remarkable prices, but I want to talk about wheat. I think the current wheat
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