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Consider the Options - 1
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Thu Mar 14, 2013 05:26 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Ag Economist Chad Hart likes to tell farmers that he has a $4 corn story to tell and a $9 story to tell about the upcoming crop year.

"Everyone worries about prices going down to $4. That's a risk we can control right now," Iowa State's Hart told DTN. "The $9 story, that's about production risk, and a lot of that hinges on what Mother Nature does to us. Marketing risk is something we humans control."

For the past several years, the do-nothing marketing plan has been the most profitable. That's risky, Hart said, and in years ...

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