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Grain Marketing in 2020: How to Profit in Chaos

Grain marketing involves its fair share of risk, but the volatility in 2020 has been particularly unnerving for U.S. farmers: When most of the U.S. shut down after March 16, crop and livestock futures took a nosedive.  Despite early concerns that the pandemic would prevent China from meeting Phase 1 of the trade deal, since […]

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The Data-Driven Harvest Moisture Insights You Need to Know

Harvest moisture is a hot topic this time of year, and agronomists and researchers have varying opinions and recommendations. It’s a complex but important topic — leaving crops to dry down in the field can save on drying costs and processor moisture penalties, but also opens up exposure to yield loss.  There are a lot […]

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Manage Recordkeeping Chaos with Digital Work Orders

The Orr family has farmed the same land for more than a century. The current generation grows waxy corn, grass and alfalfa on their 117-year-old farm near Rowley, Iowa. They stay profitable by using farm management software.  Jim Orr and Jason Orr, a father/son team, introduced Granular Business on the farm about five years ago. […]

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Make the Data-Driven Decisions That Matter

Five years ago, Yost Farm started the process of transitioning operations to the next generation. Located in Minnesota, they produce a variety of crops including corn, alfalfa, soybeans, edible beans and sugar beets. Along with the succession plan, the new team searched for digital tools to better manage the operation and understand their farm financials. “Farming is […]

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