Jerry GulkeMarket Strategy Columnist

Jerry Gulke was born and raised on a grains & livestock farm near Ellendale, ND. After receiving his degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from North Dakota State University, he became employed with Sundstrand Corporation, an engineering company in Rockford, Illinois. It was while employed that Jerry started farming part-time and went on to receive a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. It was also while employed at Sundstrand that Jerry put into practical use the business skill in financial analysis, project management, marketing and contract administration. He soon realized that he could better serve his

Jerry Gulke was born and raised on a grains & livestock farm near Ellendale, ND. After receiving his degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from North Dakota State University, he became employed with Sundstrand Corporation, an engineering company in Rockford, Illinois. It was while employed that Jerry started farming part-time and went on to receive a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. It was also while employed at Sundstrand that Jerry put into practical use the business skill in financial analysis, project management, marketing and contract administration. He soon realized that he could better serve his

Articles By Jerry Gulke

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Apr 28, 2020

Jerry Gulke: Focus on Survival

Until a commonsense approach to agriculture evolves, we are stuck with the hand we are dealt.

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Feb 24, 2020

Jerry Gulke: Keep Your Eye on the Big Picture

Among the negative vibes in farming, it’s difficult to keep a macro perspective.

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Jan 31, 2020

Jerry Gulke: Is the 800-lb. Gorilla Back?

Astute marketing will be a necessity; leaving money on the table will not be as forgiving as last year.

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Dec 20, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Is There A Christmas Gift Ahead?

Jerry Gulke: Is There A Christmas Gift Ahead?

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Dec 13, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Alas, We Have A Deal With China, Or Do We?

China seems to have a different understanding of Phase One. There is nothing on the horizon other than weather to affect food prices that would tend to hinder our economy.

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Nov 18, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Reown with Calls? Buy or Sell?

Options have two purposes: to re-own sold grain (call options) or to put a floor under prices (put options).

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Oct 28, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Is USDA Methodology Archaic?

Price discovery has changed materially. This has given rise to questioning even the CME and the futures industry.

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Sep 20, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Market Potential Versus Reality

The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season.

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Aug 30, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Unraveling the Supply and Demand Picture

While the final planted and harvested acreages remain somewhat elusive, we likely have as close to final numbers as we’ll see until the final January 2020 report.