This issue of Moline’s Musings is meant to be a high-level overview of some of the options products available to farmers. Future issues may get more in-depth on certain aspects of option pricing, strategies, and position management, but today’s goal is to build a foundation.… Read More »Moline’s Musings: Options Products
Many of the farmers I speak with have expressed some dissatisfaction with the new crop basis environment for both corn and soybeans. Over the past couple of years, new crop basis values have been much firmer than “normal”. The current new crop basis environment is… Read More »Moline’s Musings: Why is new crop basis weaker than last year?
The History of E15 Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen ethanol in the headlines, thanks mainly to President Biden’s recent trip to Iowa. During the President’s trip to the Hawkeye State, his administration announced that they would be temporarily lifting seasonal restrictions… Read More »E-15: The Good, The Bad, The Exaggerated
Welcome back to another edition of Moline’s Musings! March 15th, marks the sales closing date for revenue protection crop insurance. It has been a couple of weeks, but we officially established the Spring crop insurance price at the end of February. Now that you have… Read More »Moline’s Musings: Crop insurance locked in, now what?
Welcome to Moline’s Musings of Risk Management. Last time, I laid out a few scenarios talking about the risk of spring’s projected crop insurance prices being lower, especially for those with high inputs already locked in. Today, I am going to spend a little time… Read More »Moline’s Musings – A Sample Strategy
Welcome to Moline’s Musings of Risk Management, where I will dive into some really practical things that farmers can do to increase their profitability long term. My goal with this blog is to share practical grain marketing tips that any farmer can take advantage of,… Read More »Moline’s Musings – Spring Crop Insurance