Corn+Soybean Digest
With low grain prices corn and beans harvested this year will likely fill storage bins as farmers wait for better markets over the horizon

With low grain prices, corn and beans harvested this year will likely fill storage bins as farmers wait for better markets over the horizon.

Why won't you sell corn, soybeans?

Think Different Marketing keeps getting harder, and last year’s strategy didn’t work for 2014. Ag economists recommend that growers analyze their price needs, then establish a plan for some early staggered sales on part of their crop. Illinois ag economist Scott Irwin believes that marketing boils down to farmers knowing themselves, remaining humble and not trying to beat the market. 

When corn was $5, $6 or even $7 per bushel, why didn’t I sell more? When soybeans hovered in the teens, why didn’t I pull the trigger? With 2014 harvest prices projected below $3.50 for corn and $10 for soybeans, many farmers are asking these questions.

There are estimates that only 20-30% of 2014 corn and similar percentages of new-crop so

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