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The more experienced I get, the more I have promoted the concept of using one's futures account to make the most money with the least risk. No more simply "by the book" use of futures. Just because you raise only corn and beans does not mean you cannot take advantage of other opportunities in other commodities.
Likewise, just because you may have sold cash corn or beans and wanted to re-own those bushels in the futures market does not necessarily make those two commodities the best investment. Here we are January 2021, is buying bean futures at $14 and corn at $5.40 to offset cash sales a wise decision?
Furthermore, as hard as we all work for our money, all of us need to make our money work just as hard for us.