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Maximize marketing plan for 2023Maximize marketing plan for 2023

The Farm Progress 365 seasonal session series for March taps three marketing experts to tackle key issues for the new season.

March 21, 2023

3 Min Read
Get marketing plan in place
GET SET: Planting is getting underway, but is your risk management plan in shape for season 2023? The Farm Progress 365 seasonal sessions for March dig into market insights covering trends, interest rates, and input prices for the new season.Willie Vogt

At a Glance

  • Matt Bennett,, to discuss grain market trends March 28.
  • Tommy Grisafi, Advance Trading Inc., offers insight on interest rates March 29
  • Jacqueline Holland, Farm Futures, digs into input prices on March 30.

While planters have started rolling in some parts of the country the bulk of the 2023 crop will start going into the ground soon, but is your marketing plan in shape? Changing market conditions, bank scares, interest rate worries and input prices all come into play for this season.

There’s some help from the Farm Progress 365 seasonal session series for March with sessions tapping top marketers on some hot topics. Check out the upcoming series which kicks off at Noon Central time March 28 at

Reviewing grain and commodity pricing

Where are markets now? What should your plan include? Are there options for pricing the 2023 crop now you should take advantage of? In this live session, Matt Bennett, AgMarket.Net, will discuss his take on the markets, what tactics he recommends and offers insight to key issues influencing the markets.

An Illinois farmer and former grain elevator owner, Bennett is Channel Seed’s grain marketing consultant and holds a Series 3 brokerage license. The University of Illinois graduate owns and operates a corn and soybean farm with his father. And raises registered Angus cows.

Bennett’s presentations provide farmers the background they need to help make solid decisions ahead of the new crop year. The live session will offer viewers the opportunity to ask Bennett questions too. Check out the session at Noon, Central Time, March 28 at This live session will be hosted by Mike Wilson, editor, Farm Futures.

How will interest rates impact markets?

The rapid run-up in interest rates in 2023 has been a shock to the economic system. It’s also impacting farmers from buying equipment to purchasing farm inputs. How will higher rates impact your farm business and are there opportunities in the market with those rates?

Tommy Grisafi, commodity risk management adviser, Advance Trading Inc., will be on hand for this session offering his insights on what’s happening with interest rates and what it means for your farm.

Grisafi splits his time between his home in Valparaiso, Ind., and his office near Fargo, N.D. He owns and operates Ag Bull Media, a vocal and video podcast. He developed an interest in managing risk in 1990 when he attended a class field trip to the Chicago Board of Trade in high school.

He’ll offer his insights in this live session at Noon, Central, March 29, at The live session will be hosted by Willie Vogt, editorial director, Farm Progress.

Get updated on input prices

Every input for the farm saw a price rise in 2022, where are now? And what factors will influence those input prices for 2023 and beyond? Jacqueline Holland, market analyst, Farm Futures, will share insights on top issues impacting input prices as planters roll. There are many factors impacting input prices and Holland has been working to help make sense of them for farmers.

Holland grew up on a northern Illinois dairy farm and obtained her B.S. in Finance and Agribusiness from Illinois State University. She earned her M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University where her research focused on large-farm decision-making and precision crop technology. She provides daily market insights with Farm Futures Daily, and writes regularly for the Farm Progress family of publications.

She’ll offer her perspective on input prices during a live session at Noon, Central, March 30, at The live session will be hosted by Willie Vogt, editorial director, Farm Progress.

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