Grain Marketing is Simple

“Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy)” is an exciting new book by Edward Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist for the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management.

Grain marketing is a serious topic, this book tackles the issues with relevant information and a bit of fun. “Grain Marketing is Simple” is not a textbook – there aren’t many textbooks that would introduce you to celebrity producers like Barney Binless, Hank Holder or Darla Discipline. This book was written for grain producers and ag professionals who have interest in grain markets and marketing.

Working with his colleagues at the Center for Farm Financial Management, Ed developed the “Winning the Game” series of grain marketing workshops. These workshops have won awards and accolades for applying a common sense approach to the difficult task of marketing grain. Ed wrote his new book, “Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy),” to complement and build upon the common sense approach featured in “Winning the Game.”


  1. I know it is too late now but can I review the 2008 marketing plan someplace for corn and beans?

    You new blog is easy to use but the search engine didn’t work for me.

    My brother in law has more tractors on his farm than yours but he would never tell me how many he really has. Isn’t it fun!!

  2. @Wayne Schilling

    The search engine is working, however, you will need to delete the word SEARCH inside the box, before you search…

    or else you end up searching for (example) “SeachSoybeans”

    Hope that helps.

  3. I am looking for information about basis and what it tells us about supply and disappearance. Are there any college textbooks that review this subject in detail with lots of historical analysis?

  4. where can i find a copy of your book “grain marketing is simple”?

    • Gregg, my book is available on line on our web site at The cost is $29.95 plus tax (for Minnesota residents) and that includes shipping and handling. Please order soon as our inventory is running very low. Thanks for your interest!

  5. Dear Mr. Edward Usset:

    We are in receipt of your e-mail detailing your concerns of the use of your information from our webmaster. Please forward exactly the specific sentences or phrases that have been used inappropriately and we will be happy to remove them from the site.



  6. I sell beans and wheat at the seems I need a refreshereverytime I read the about a cheat would help in spotting the trends.

    • I would like to buy a copy of the book but the link in Corn and Soybean Digest doesn’t seem to work–any help?

  7. On the IFB talk today, you mentioned a prepublication price for your new addition of Grain Marketing. I am interested.

  8. What is the prepub price?

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