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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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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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Connecting Working Capital and Grain Marketing

In this blog post, guest author Cullen Wilson discusses the importance of working capital the need to track it regularly on your farm. Tracking working capital enables a different metric to judge your grain marketing and can be an effective "trigger".

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3 Lessons on Farm Decision-Making From a Poker Champion

In this blog post, we share with you a video on probability-based decision making from professional poker play Liv Boeree. Her thoughts are highly applicable to farm management decision making, given the uncertainty involved with farming.

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Be Cautious With Exotic Grain Marketing Contracts

In this blog post, we discuss the dangers of exotic grain marketing contracts. They often sound great on the day they are presented to producers but they come with a lot uncertainty. This uncertainty can lead to producers passing up profitable grain marketing opportunities. Remember, there's no free lunch in grain marketing.

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Video: Prevented Planting Scenario Analysis

In this blog post, we present a video where we show you some detailed farm scenario analysis. Specifically, we use Harvest Profit's farm management software platform to do a prevented planting crop insurance analysis. Every farm is unique and there is no "one-size-fits-all" scenarios for most operations. Put tools and systems in place that work for your farm!

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Five Keys for Communicating with Your Farm's Lender

In this guest blog post, we discuss five key considerations farmers need to keep in mind when meeting with their farm's banker. A solid farmer-lender relationship is key in today's capital intensive ag economy.

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Updated: 25+ Sources of Crop Cost of Production Data

Tracking, measuring, and optimizing your crop's cost of production is key for any farm business. In this post, we list many different sources of crop cost of production estimates for individual states and provinces.

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Can farmers outperform their neighbors?

In this blog post, we discuss how farm management decisions can lead to farms outperforming their neighboring peers. The University of Illinois has released a study showing certain farms out perform their peers over the long run. We also offer you specific thoughts and ideas you can put in place to enhance your farm management.

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