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Grain Price Risk Management

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Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

This website contains information on grain price risk management and provides links to further information on futures and hedging, options, basis, and related financial hedging topics. This is related to agricultural risk management because futures and options have traditionally been used by commodity crop farmers to help mitigate risk in their production operations and these same tools can be used by specialty crop producers. Although specialty grain contracts may specify a fixed price, more often the price is specified as a premium to local cash prices or futures prices. This site is useful in understanding this price risk vulnerability and the tools to mitigate that risk.