Above-breakeven sales are nice, but focus on overall trends affecting profits.
By most estimates, commodity prices will continue to drag their feet throughout 2017. Yet depending on whom you ask, there’s also opportunity in the form of strong demand from end users such as ethanol plants, cattle feedlots, poultry producers and global buyers. To stabilize balance sheets in the new year, revisit your marketing strategy with the advice of experts you trust while keeping in mind the recommendations shared by 10 commodity analysts.
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