grain http://iowapublicradio.org en Online Commodity Challenge helps farmers learn market tools http://iowapublicradio.org/post/online-commodity-challenge-helps-farmers-learn-market-tools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a frigid winter day , Chad Hart tries to warm his economics students at Iowa State University to the idea of managing some of the risk of farming using the commodity markets. Because as he told them on the first day of class, farmers don’t make money planting or harvesting crops; they make money selling them. And Hart knows that marketing—managing those sales for the best profit—can be intimidating.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:54:46 +0000 Amy Mayer 36438 at http://iowapublicradio.org Online Commodity Challenge helps farmers learn market tools New food safety rules apply to bulk grains http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-food-safety-rules-apply-bulk-grains <p></p><p>New food safety regulations are about to be announced by the Food and Drug Administration and they apply to commodity grains.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:56:54 +0000 Amy Mayer 12325 at http://iowapublicradio.org New food safety rules apply to bulk grains