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Learning Portal

The CRMG Learning Portal is a great place to start to increase your knowledge about Commodity Risk Management and the Futures market. We're constantly adding new information so be sure to check back for new educational articles and videos to help your with your risk management needs.

Video Series

Options... Like Insurance?

Options can be used by farmers much in the same way they use insurance. Most are familiar with the core elements...

Puts vs. Calls

We have already established how options are like insurance. Using that same thought, you buy insurance for different reasons...

Why Puts?

We have already established in another video in this library that buying an option is much like buying insurance...

Why Calls?

A call option can be used by buyers of commodities to secure the price of ingredients, feed stuffs, or other inputs necessary...

What is Carry?

The word “carry” is used in many different contexts in our world, but all of them involve an action. That is also true...

What is Basis?

Basis, while a simple concept, is often a difficult concept for many a producer. Basis is simply the net difference between...

Additional Topics

What are Futures?

Futures are an agreement traded on an organized exchange at a price established between a buyer and a seller...

Buying a Put

Buying a Put option protects against lower futures prices. It allows the seller of a physical commodity to establish a price floor...

Buying a Call

Buying a Call option protects against higher futures prices. It allows the buyer of a physical commodity to establish a ceiling price...

Glossary

Use the glossary to get familiar with common terms you will hear when planning your risk management decisions.