Jan 5, 2022

How to Lock In Profits for Soybean Processing Plants

Use these three skills to overcome the merchandising challenges that hit your profit margin

Aug 1, 2021

Game Time Perspective

During volatile times, remember the basics of grain trading

Jun 1, 2021

It's Action Season for Grain Marketing

Help your growers make the right decision in a tumultuous year

Mar 29, 2021

Take Control of Grain Merchandising

Market conditions may be out of a merchandiser's control, but steps can be made to tip the scales in their favor

Feb 2, 2021

Top Four Things to Capture the Next Great Opportunity

Ensuring access to capital is key to being able to pounce on opportunities when they appear

Jan 3, 2021

The Merchant's Secret

What are the keys to creating a successful practice as a grain merchandiser?

Sep 22, 2020

Why Low Grain Prices Lead to Higher Producer Costs

How to discuss the risks and fees of your customer’s grain marketing options in a down year

Jul 28, 2020

Start with Balance & Focus to Be a Basis Trader

Becoming a master basis trader takes years of honing skills, but key concepts can lay a solid foundation

May 28, 2020

The World Beyond the Driveway

What grain merchandisers can learn from losing their tunnel vision

Mar 31, 2020

Spring & Its Potential Energy

Planning can help turn planting season opportunities into momentum

Feb 4, 2020

Remembering Simple Goals

The simple goals of a business can get lost when plans get complicated

Dec 19, 2019

You Can't Buy Them All

No sales strategy will work on every producer, so focus on the ones that represent the grain elevator's values

Oct 30, 2019

Challenging Crop Year Highlights Importance of Contract Integrity

Being proactive with contract details is key to maintaining good relationships with producers

Aug 1, 2019

Waste of Space

Use your space, don't let it use you

May 30, 2019

Who Really Sells the Carry?

Awareness and discipline are needed to take advantage of the carry

Apr 2, 2019

Tell Your Story Before Someone Else Does

Explain how you’re the middleman, but everyone still wins

Feb 19, 2019

The Grain Elevator's Value

The country elevator has survived predictions of obsolesce by finding new ways to add value to the supply chain

Dec 18, 2018

Time is on My Side ... or Is It?

How long should you wait for basis opportunities between the buy and the sell?

Oct 20, 2018

Better Than Average

Producers take a lot of risks, but it really pays off when marketing their crops

Jul 25, 2018

Farm Storage as an Opportunity Not a Threat

A producer’s investment in on-farm storage means changing the services you sell them

May 30, 2018

Selling is Everything

Trust your instincts when it feels like the right time to sell

Apr 11, 2018

The Profit Talk You Need to Have with Your Customers

Pre-harvest profit talks lead to less post-harvest questions

Feb 14, 2018

Eight Grain Elevator Policies That Hurt Profitability

Avoid these common pitfalls and stay ahead of the merchandising game

Jan 10, 2018

Linking Farmer Success to Merchandising Opportunity

How to explain to customers that your profits don't come out of theirs.

Oct 20, 2017

The Negative Feedback Loop

Beware the results of poor grain buying policies.

Aug 14, 2017

PL Fees: Why They Vary Widely and Lose Elevators Money

Merchandisers should know their risk before developing a plan for harvest.

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

Bovizyme™ GA Enzyme

  • Enzyme solution that improves starch digestion efficiency for non-steam flaker feed yards
  • Improved feed efficiency through increased bodyweight gain and lower feed intake

VersaMix Triple Shaft Mixers

  • For mixing applications requiring efficient powder dispersion and critical homogenization of medium to high viscosity slurries, pastes, gels, creams and suspensions
  • High-shear mixer with solids/liquid injection manifold (SLIM) technology rotor/stator

GUC-F Controller

  • Multichannel feeding and dosing controller
  • Control solution for feeding and weighing applications in powder handling applications
  • Flexible and modular design with analog and digital load cells

ProFlo

  • Offers accurate and reliable continuous mass flow measurement of bulk solids with an accuracy of +/- 0.5% full scale
  • Measures mass of flowable solids with densities of 10 to 100 pounds/cubic foot and flow rates from 700 to 7,000 cubic feet/hour

Hydro-View

  • 10.1” touchscreen
  • Easy to install in new or existing systems

Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

  • Construction of a whole grain silo expansion (76’ diameter x 145’ tall) to hold 500,000 bushels
  • Expansion also includes a 12’x17’x22’ deep boot pit extension at the end of the existing receiving tunnel

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Marketwatch: Jan, 21

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 5.9607
high: 6.0092
low: 5.9282
close: 5.9756

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.5213
high: 13.861
low: 13.4988
close: 13.8203

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 7.7694
high: 7.8347
low: 7.6744
close: 7.7644

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.5197
high: 7.5858
low: 7.4322
close: 7.4955