The GrainWaves podcast brings you real-time analysis into the grain markets from our hosts, Rodney Connor and Gabe Sheets-Poling. Combined, the two have over 35 years of experience in agriculture and grain trading. Rodney’s focus has been on the mathematics behind different pricing decisions; Gabe’s has been on behavioral economics. Tune in for insights on how prepare for, find, and execute on market opportunities.
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EP. 23 | 9/2/20: Everybody loves a carry in the market, a spread that “pays” growers for storing their grain. A recent look at markets near Dayton, Ohio shows that there is currently a 30 cent carry in corn this fall. If you are farming in the area, how can you take advantage of this moment?
Our hosts align head and heart to get to the truths behind any good grain marketing decision.
Gabe has 20 years of experience at the intersection of behavioral finance, markets and technology, helping farmers and ranchers work through difficult pricing decisions and businesses innovate with new trading platforms. Today, Gabe is the Head of Global Markets for Indigo. Past experiences include Cargill, where Gabe had a leadership role in trading technologies, operations and portfolio management.
Translating market swings and maintaining logic-driven pricing strategies is a lot to consider in regular conditions, never mind during planting season. Doing so in moments of added uncertainty or stress like today’s pandemic is much more so.
Rodney has 15 years of experience trading grain, first with Cargill, then with Growmark, and now with Indigo as the Head of Pricing Tools and Services.
He still lives near the farm he grew up on in Dwight, Illinois, and today serves as the president for the town's economic alliance. When not working with his community or advising farmers, Rodney can be found spending time with his wife and three daughters.
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