SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

March 21, 2013 09:10 ET

Mitigating Price Volatility More Important Than Ever for Agriculture Producers, Says BMO Harris Bank White Paper

APPLETON, WI--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - In the wake of the financial ramifications of the 2012 drought, effective price risk management for agriculture producers is more important than ever, says a white paper issued today by BMO Harris Bank's Sam Miller, who leads the bank's Agriculture lending practice.

"Many sectors of the agriculture industry experienced considerable financial hardship in 2012, and as a direct result of that experience, price volatility is a top priority for agriculture producers," said Miller. "Options, hedges, insurance and forward contracts -- these are all risk mitigation tools that need to be closely considered as producers look to minimize their exposure to price fluctuation."

The white paper outlines the key tenets of an effective risk mitigation plan, one that focuses on the implementation of all available tools, as well as education and advice from trusted third parties and advisors.

To access the white paper, simply go to BMO Harris Bank's Commercial Resource Center at

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