Market Info


Nebraska is ideally situated for the marketing of grain.

Approximately 50 percent of Nebraska’s wheat is exported annually. Nebraska’s central location means wheat can be exported via ports in the Pacific Northwest like Portland, Ore., the Great Lakes Region and the Gulf of Mexico.

An abundant rail network across the state, including lines with both BNSF and Union Pacific provide producers and elevators with easy access for shipping to both domestic markets and ports for international export. Barges along the Missouri River give eastern Nebraska another alternative for sending grain to the Gulf Ports.

Wheat is traded in the United States at the Kansas City Board of Trade, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. Prices are ultimately determined by supply and demand.

For detailed information about buying and selling wheat in the United States, visit the US Wheat Associates website, or the North American Export Grain Association.