Cory Walters photo.
Associate Professor, Grain Marketing and Crop Insurance
Filley Hall 304B

Dr. Walters' extension and research interests focus on the use of public (crop insurance and Farm Bill) and private (futures markets) risk management tools to manage farm income risk. He also investigates policy-important areas of federal crop insurance, fertilizer decisions, and environmental quality.

He received his Ph.D. in economics and masters in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University in 2008 and 2004, respectively.  He received a bachelor's of science in Agricultural Business from Montana State University in 2002.  Cory grew up on a grain farm Montana producing wheat, canola, barley, and peas.

From Dr. Walters:

I am interested in the individual and collective effects of publicly and privately provided risk management tools as well as the influence of technology on agricultural producers. My science-based extension program directly influences my publications, and my publications directly influence my extension program. My published work includes studies related to individual risk management benefits of crop insurance and hedging, market effects (farm numbers and farm size) of crop insurance premium subsidies, role of crop insurance premium subsidies, economics of roundup Ready 2 soybean seed.

Curriculum Vitae

The Montana Farm

In the News

Watch Dr. Walters on U.S. Farm Report's College Road Show episode, filmed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in September 2022.

Recent Publications

 Roberts, S.*, L. Nogueira, K. Brooks and C. G. Walters. 2022. “The Role of Quality Characteristics in Pricing Hard Red Winter Wheat” Food Policy, 108, 102246

 Hunt, E., C. G. Walters, T. Klemm, I. Eronmwon* and J. Cohen. 2022. “Using Seasonal Climate Analogs to Improve Grain Marketing Decisions” Choices. Quarter 1. Available online:[1]seasonal-weather-forecasts-to-improve-grain-marketing-decisions 

 Azzam, A., Walters, C. and T. Kaus*. 2021.” Does subsidized crop insurance affect farm industrstructure? Lessons from the US. Journal of Policy Modeling

 Mavroutsikos, C. *, Giannakas, K. and C. Walters, 2021. The role of premium subsidies in crop insurance. Plos one, 16(4), p.e0250129.

 Delay N. D., H. H. Chouinard, C. G. Walters and P. R. Wandschneider. 2020. The Influence of Crop Insurance Agents on Coverage Choices: The Role of Agent Competition Agricultural Economics. 51(4): 623-638


Historical Corn Price Evolution Implications for Pre-harvest Hedging publications, crops, front-headlines
Using Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance to Manage Feed Risk (Nov. 10, 2022 Webinar) webinar, crops, forage, livestock
Crop Insurance Fraud: A Discussion About the Process and Aftermath with a Producer (Oct. 27, 2022 Webinar) webinar, crops
The Economics of Corn and Soybean Harvest Moisture publications, crops
After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage webinar, crops
Using Analytica to Model Farm Financial Risk (Webinar) management, finance, webinar
Are You Paid for Your Hard Red Winter Wheat Quality? crops, front-headlines
Turmoil in Commodity Markets (April 14, 2022 Webinar) webinar, crops
ABC Program’s Risk Module Updated with 2022 Prices and Premiums for Corn and Soybeans publications, crops, front-headlines
Making Farm Program, Crop Insurance, and Market Risk Management Decisions for 2022 (March 3, 2022 Webinar) management, webinar, crops, policy-legal
2022 Crop Insurance Corn and Soybean Projected Prices and Decision Making publications, crops, front-headlines
Farm Consolidation and Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies publications, crops, front-headlines
Fertilizer Cost Increases, Projected Cost of Production and Navigating a Riskier Financial Environment (Nov. 18, 2021 Webinar) management, webinar
2022 Cost of Production Increases, Expected Profit and Navigating a Riskier Financial Environment publications, crops
Making Decisions After the Storm (July 29, 2021 Webinar) webinar, crops
Cornhusker Economics: Revenue Protection Crop Insurance and Prices Rising from Spring to Fall crops, front-headlines
Successful Grain Marketing Focuses on Establishing a Financially Successful Farm Price crops, front-headlines
Impacts of Crop Insurance and Intra-season Hedging on Long-run Net Income Risk publications, crops, front-headlines
Selling During Times of Rising Commodity Prices publications, crops, front-headlines
The Role of Premium Subsidies in Crop Insurance publications, crops, front-headlines
The Economic Viability of Winter Wheat (April 22, 2021 Webinar) webinar, crops
Crop Insurance 2021: The Role of the New Enhanced Coverage Option management, publications, crops, policy-legal
2021 Crop Insurance Projected Prices and Guaranteed Prices management, publications, crops
Making Farm Program and Crop Insurance Decisions for 2021 (March 1, 2021 Webinar) management, webinar, crops, policy-legal
Nebraska Corn Basis Response to the Economic Shutdown crops
Grain Marketing Lingo: Common Phrases crops
Marketing Corn and Soybeans After the August WASDE Report (Aug. 13, 2020 webinar) webinar, crops
Preparing Yourself for Corn Under $3 Per Bushel crops
Revenue Protection Crop Insurance and Hedging in 2020 crops
Farm Survival Marketing Strategies (June 11, 2020 webinar) webinar, crops
Beware of the 'Texas Hedge' crops