When I was marketing grain, my neighbors had no excuse for taking bottom dollar on their grain sales. All they ever had to do was ask me what day I was forward-contracting or marketing my grain, and then market their grain the day AFTER I had marketed mine.

They were guaranteed a good price, because almost always, grain was limit up the day AFTER I marketed a portion of my own grain. It was as predictable as a rainstorm when your windrowed alfalfa hay is ready to bale.

With that in mind, I developed a list of tried-and-true marketing axioms over the years that were gleaned from lessons of farmers who have seen their fair share of ups and downs and understood the psychology of marketing.  For more, please click here.