One hundred dollar bill with soybeansThe last year has featured a lot of ups and downs in the grain markets, driven by fundamental, technical and outside factors. It’s a lot to keep track of, and many producers fall into the trap of trying to “play the guessing game” and market based on market-moving variables and events like global trade disputes and pandemics. That can do more harm than good, one analyst says, so instead, it’s better to control your marketing decisions with one or more of the various tools available to you, build a more flexible marketing plan and retain sales opportunities with tools like call options. All strategy components should focus on one major outcome: Maintaining positive cash flow. Here are some ideas and things to think about to ensure you’re doing just that.