Managing Price Risks Using Grain Contracts
August 28, 2023
Managing price risks in commodity markets is a complex task. Indeed, grain producers must think globally, which is always a challenge. Sharpen your marketing strategies by learning the basic terminology involved and the common marketing tools that local elevators and co-ops offer, including cash contract, hedge-to-arrive, basis contract, minimum price, price later and average price. Best-use cases and hypothetical scenarios, illustrated with tables, will help improve how you run the numbers. By familiarizing yourself with these tools, you will more effectively navigate the ever-evolving dynamics of the wheat market.
Authors: Tyler Hand, Xiaoli Etienne