DTN Ag Business Benchmark
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Sep 19, 2012 02:33 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Does your marketing make the grade? A study of actual farm records by the financial consulting firm AgriSolutions finds a handful of "A" students have been trouncing USDA's season average cash price in soybeans since extreme volatility struck grain markets in 2007. In fact, some operators were able to capture $7 per bushel or more compared to those at the bottom of the class in three of the last five years.

USDA's season-average cash price is based on central Illinois bids and heavily weighted to harvest sales. It estimates that farmers received an average of $10.10, ...

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