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5 Guidelines for Great Grain Contract Offerings

With so many different types of marketing alternatives available to farmers in the marketplace, how do you, at the grain elevator, decide on which ones to offer?  We believe that if you stick to the following guidelines, then you’ll be sure to have...

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3 Opportunities for Grain Elevators that Manage Their Space Well

Cambridge dictionary defines waste of space as “a person or thing that is not useful or helpful.”  In the grain storage business, it is our...

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The Best Way for Farmers and Grain Elevators to "sell the carry"

A common refrain throughout my time and travels in the grain business is the concept of “selling the carry.” This is roundly regarded as a good thing...

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Positive Grain Marketing Services

Farmers require two things from grain elevators to be able to market their crops successfully.  They need access to the market and the means to...

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Tell Your Story Before Someone Else Does

Explain how you're the middle man, but everyone still wins. 

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The Process of Canadian Mark-to-Market Grain Accounting

The process of Mark-to-Market accounting for Canadian grain elevators basically looks like this: Develop the routine of tracking data on the six...

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Six Essential Reports: Accurate Mark-to-Market Accounting for Canadian Grain Elevators

Historical business truths typically come from very simple concepts. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” (Warren Buffet). “A penny saved...

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Top 4 Things Every Elevator Needs in order to Capture the Next Great Opportunity

One thing that we all know for sure is that we are now officially one day closer to the next big “opportunity”. Some call it a “big rally" and some...

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3 Ways to Value Grain to Achieve your Financial Goals

How much unrealized profit or loss do you want to pick up on your financial statements? The answer to this question determines the method grain...

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3 Attributes of an Excellent Mark-to-Market Accounting Plan

Producing financial statements monthly is the best way to monitor the progress of your  business. Monthly statements that include a Balance Sheet and...

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