Kudos For Promoting Forward Selling

I just read the article published in the October issue of The Corn And Soybean Digest: “Sell Grain Year-Round.”

The article was well written and hit home, especially with our business. We have a financial consulting/market advisory business called Ag Performance located in Buffalo Center, IA. We work with accurate cash flows to determine profitable marketing opportunities when they arise. It especially caught my eye when I read that the Missouri grower in the article is 20% sold on his corn for March delivery. Good for him.

Our biggest struggle in our business is trying to get farmers to forward contract, so when I read your article I said “Yes! Nice to see there are more experts that agree with what we have been saying for years.”
Pam Yegge
Crop Insurance Dept. Manager
Ag Performance, Buffalo Center, IA

Use More Renewable Fuels

I've been using ethanol and soy diesel for 4-5 years and have visited with my fuel supplier many times about local farmers who don't use ethanol or soy diesel.

It is so aggravating to think there are still corn and soybean growers who don't support their own industry. In comparison, it would be hard to imagine beef and pork producers who didn't eat meat.

I raise corn, beans, wheat and have 90 mama cows and several grass cattle. I can say that I am proud of what I do and what I raise — and I believe in it. Ethanol has helped the corn market. Can you imagine how biodiesel might help soybean prices?

If these guys would quit complaining about prices and support their own industry it would help.
Scott Spencer
Mendon, MO

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