News 2018-04-06T15:02:12+00:00

E-commerce in ag retail vs e-commerce in grain marketing

July 5th, 2018|

E-commerce in ag retail vs e-commerce in grain marketing Are grain marketing and ag retail on the same trajectory when it comes to e-commerce?  I don’t think so.  But technology has a role in both. Steve Watt’s May article in Croplife: E-commerce in Ag Retail: [...]

Calculating farm fuel costs as part of your annual management plan

June 21st, 2018|

Calculating farm fuel costs as part of your annual management plan Farm fuel cost calculations are just one part of understanding your overall costs for the year. But, given the rising price of fuel, it’s an important one. From a big picture perspective, fuel cost [...]

Online tools continue the evolution of cash flow management on the farm

June 7th, 2018|

Online tools continue the evolution of cash flow management on the farm Best practices and tools for managing cash flow on the farm have changed – and continue to change.  Today you have more flexibility.  And that makes it easier to manage cash flow on [...]

An example of calculating crop production costs & break even for canola

May 24th, 2018|

An example of calculating crop production costs & break even for canola Understanding your crop production costs – regardless of the crop you’re growing – is vital.  You can’t understand your cash flow or your profitability without first understanding your crop production costs.  There are [...]

Your crop is your biggest asset. Use every tool you can to set the best target price

May 18th, 2018|

Your crop is your biggest asset.  Use every tool you can to set the best target price The crop you take off each year is your biggest asset.  You make strategic and agronomic decisions about what variety to grow.  You purchase and maintain expensive equipment [...]

Have your grain marketing options changed post-CWB? Yes. But are you taking advantage?

April 26th, 2018|

Have your grain marketing options changed post-CWB?  Yes.  But are you taking advantage? It’s been over 5 years since the end of the CWB. What’s changed for you? If you’re working with the same grain buyers you’ve always worked with, maybe nothing much has changed.  [...]

The risks of target grain price contracts and how technology helps

April 19th, 2018|

The risks of target grain price contracts and how technology helps If you were an outsider looking in at the business of grain marketing, you might scratch your head and wonder how it all evolved to where it’s at today. Marketing your grain to a [...]

Finding the right balance between price and terms when selling your grain

April 12th, 2018|

Finding the right balance between price and terms when selling your grain How many times have you sold your grain under a contract that had exactly the price and the terms you were looking for?  Some years are probably better than others, right? We talk [...]

Students, scientists, producers put tech to the farm profitability test

April 6th, 2018|

Students, scientists, producers put tech to the farm profitability test Profitability and risk go hand in hand especially in the world of agriculture.  Risks are incurred before the season starts right through to the time you deliver your grain.  So, understanding how to use technology [...]

Selling your uncontracted grain in a spring when nothing’s moving

April 6th, 2018|

Selling your uncontracted grain in a spring when nothing’s moving Ahh Springtime.  The snow is melting, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and you’re ready for the hockey playoffs.  You’re primed and ready to get into the field (if you haven’t already) and [...]