Profit Tips Article Archive

Using Technical Indicators in Agricultural Commodity Marketing Plans

Technical signals can be incorporated into agricultural marketing plans to identify decision points. There are many types of technical signals that can be utilized.

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Understanding New Generation Agricultural Marketing Contracts for Risk Management

The emergence of complex grain marketing contracts, both over-the-counter products (e.g. accumulator contracts), and combinations of futures and vanilla options (e.g. price plus contracts), has complicated the management of farm portfolio risk. These new complex grain marketing contracts are often given unique names, and are unique in the way they manage risk.

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Farm Value-at-Risk for Soybeans: Brookings County, S.D.

Calculating farm value at risk can be done using tools we have made available. This article looks at a histogram plot of the revenue risk for soybean production in Brookings County South Dakota in 2018.

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Creating a Commodity-Rule Based Marking Plan

What is a dynamic commodity rule-based marketing plan? It is a plan that identifies decision points and actions. Each operation should have a unique rule-based marketing plan that reflects production costs, cash flow needs, and insurance coverage.

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Managing Agricultural Commodity Risk Using Value-at-Risk

The emergence of agricultural insurance products and complex grain marketing contracts has complicated farm risk management decisions. With greater choices available, producers need to know how much risk can be reduced with each risk management product in order to choose a risk management portfolio that optimizes expected return relative to the risk they take.

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Farm Value-at-Risk for Corn: Brookings County, S.D.

Calculating farm value at risk can be done using tools we have made available. This article looks at a histogram plot of the revenue risk for corn production in Brookings County, South Dakota in 2018.

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Fall 2018 Climate Outlook

September begins a change of the seasons to cooler weather. In recent weeks, South Dakota has already had some cooler weather through Dakotafest and State Fair season.

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2018 Cropland and Pasture Value Changes

Weighted-average state cropland values were basically unchanged from 2017 to 2018, with a slight increase of less than one percent at 0.9%. However, pasture/rangeland weighted-average value increased 3.0% statewide.

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