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A Simple Formula for Higher Farm Profits: The 5% Rule

Small changes can lead to large increases in farm profitability. Farms should focus on making incremental improvements to yield and price while reducing overhead expenses. This ROI-focused approach is a key step in building a successful business, farm businesses included.

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A Simple Formula for Higher Farm Profits: The 5% Rule

Small changes can lead to large increases in farm profitability. Farms should focus on making incremental improvements to yield and price while reducing overhead expenses. This ROI-focused approach is a key step in building a successful business, farm businesses included.

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It's True, The Market Doesn't Care About Your Farm's Breakeven

In this blog post, I discuss how "the market" doesn't care about your farm's breakeven. I dig into why you should ignore that statement when making management decisions on your farm.

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No Regret Crop Marketing: 3 Mindsets to Reduce the Emotion of Regret

In this blog post, guest author Cullen Wilson discusses how to fight the always present emotion of regret when making grain marketing decisions. He focuses on how you can apply the work of Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman to help you overcome the impact of regret.

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Find Your Grain Marketing "Strike Zone"

In this blog post, we talk about how MLB Hall of Fame player Ted Williams' hitting framework can be applied to your grain marketing. While grain marketing definitely has more variables involved than hitting, this is simple mental model that you can apply to your farm this year.

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Marketing Your Grain in the Top Third is a Poor Goal

In this blog post, we discuss our opinion that marketing your grain in the top third of the market is a poor goal. You're likely thinking, "that doesn't make any sense!". We think you should select goals that allow you to make proactive, not reactive, grain marketing decisions.

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The Week of Greeks Podcast Series

In this blog post, we share with you a recent podcast series we released where we discuss option pricing and "the Greeks". We also talked a lot about how the Greeks can be more broadly applied to you farm management decisions.

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Webinar Replay: Grain Marketing is a Not One-Size-Fits-All Activity

In this blog post, we present a webinar that we put on recently that discusses how grain marketing is not a one-size-fits-all activity. We also discuss the role that different strategies, advisors, and farm management software can play in your overall grain marketing plan.

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The Traits of the Top 20% of Farmers vs the Bottom 20%

In this blog post, we discuss a recent presentation that Dr. David Kohl gave on traits that he believes separate the top 20% vs. bottom 20% of farmers. We also add a few traits to his list.

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