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Tagged: grain futures
Is the commodity broker still relevant? What the evolution of futures trading means for today’s farmer.
By Fred Evans – February 22, 2017
The idea for this blog was hatched following a discussion within our office about an apparent lack of interesting by many young farmers to learn about futures markets and price risk management.
We asked ourselves a few questions:
– Will the next generation of farmers have the same depth of understanding about commodity futures as the outgoing generation?
– Are farmers as willing to hedge grain with futures contracts and use basis contracts now as they were nearly forty years ago?
– How has the industry changed over the years?
– What can we learn from the past?
In this article, we’ll explore these questions through an examination of the evolution of futures trading.
Then and now
By Fred Evans – January 17, 2017
How often have we heard “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” and “the future is a repetition of the past”? I mention these quotations to highlight the similarities of an event that occurred nearly forty years ago and which now could again be possible.