Austin Harthoorn

Nebraska Corn Basis Response to the Economic Shutdown

The events of 2020 caused large fluctuations in the Nebraska corn market, with cash prices reaching levels rarely observed. From cash prices in some areas approaching $2.50 following planting, to bids around $4.50 immediately following harvest, 2020 certainly had its up and downs. This variation in cash price is a result of changes in both futures price and basis. In this article, we will look back at the influence this year’s events have had specifically on Nebraska corn basis.

Closeup of mature corn.