With much of the 2020 corn and soybean crops in the bin (how much depending on your location), it’s time for farmers to start turning attention to post-harvest financial work to get informed and ready for the 2021 crop year. With a lot of uncertainty in the marketplace right now — expected to persist through the new year — it’s even more important than normal to first determine what worked and what didn’t for the 2020 crop, then parlay that into updated marketing and crop input plans, specifically when it comes to purchasing next year’s crop inputs at the right time. It’s all important to maintaining working capital in the long-term, and if there additional bigger-picture operational or management changes you can make to free up capital, now is a good time to start thinking about those changes. See more here.