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Growers need to consider a portfolio approach to their grain marketing including a combination of passive and active management coupled with some on farm storage if the market is telling you to store grain... Demand will create its own supply (something that many farmers will emphasise with over the past 2 years as supply has expanded rapidly in response to high grain prices, leading to prices to fall) and as argued by Malcolm (2009) "food supply will meet food demand in the future, provided farmers receive the correct market signals and are not thwarted by poor government policies that create perverse incentives.".. Since there "is no reliable way to identify the fund managers who will outperform the market, investors do best to buy a broad spectrum of stocks at the lowest cost" (Damato, 2001)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
To help growers have more influence over the prices they receive, AgRisk Management developed Market Check - Grain, a series of marketing workshops, weekly reports and daily emails specially designed for grain growers... Brett Stevenson says income volatility is a fact of life for dryland farming in Australia, and the key for all growers is learning how to manage this volatility and the associated risks: "The use of futures contracts to lock in prices is one way.".. Market Check - Grain offers a series of marketing workshops, including pre-harvest workshops that focus on harvest finance and ways to use harvest information and marketing tools to improve the terms for selling a crop...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The seller must weigh up whether the price being offered outweighs these risks... The seller does not know who the buyer is and vice_versa... When the price moves against either the seller or buyer, they are required to 'top up' the initial margin...
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