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Volatility and extreme fear: A good time to make sales?

As planters are rolling, growers also must figure out how to manage risk management decisions in the time of COVID-10. Ag View Pitch offers some insight.

April 5, 2020

Chris Barron and Duane Lowry discuss the difficult process of trying to make producer marketing decisions at a time when prices are well below cash-flow projections, but sentiment is so bearish that some still contemplate sales now. Not because they are good sales but driven by fear that they will get even worse.

There are real philosophical questions you must ask yourself: Are times of price volatility and extreme fear/negativity a good time to make sales? There is a time to buy and a time to sell, but is there also a time to take no action, choosing to wait for a different time to make a decision? Is a proactive decision to 'not decide' a legitimate decision, possibly a wise decision/ Frustration abounds in agriculture at this time and sometimes frustration can abound in a podcast on agriculture.

Join us and listen to today's podcast This is a great time of year to take in a bigger picture perspective. As always, if you have any questions please contact Duane at [email protected], or Chris at [email protected].

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