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Target Price Offers (TPO) This is an offer to sell your grain or buy grain from us at a firm price and designated delivery period. This offer is flexible and may be canceled prior to pricing. This contract takes the emotion out of pricing decisions and allows you to make market decisions in a business manner. There is no fee for this service.
Purchase Contract (PC) This contract is the basic contract for the purchase of grain. The farmer has a quantity of grain on hand and wishes to set a definite price and time period of delivery. There is no fee for this service.
Navigator Contract (NC) This contract allows you to sell your grain and still stay in the market by re-establishing futures price, then pricing out your futures at a later time. The resulting gain or loss in the futures market is your gain or loss. 3-cent fee for this contract. Paid 50% at time of delivery.
Deferred Payment (DP) This contract is similar to a Purchase Contract. There is a set bushel amount, price, and delivery period. The only difference is the contract will be paid out at a later date, often times after the first of the year.
Minimum Price Contract (MPC) This contract is one of the safest opportunities for a farmer to participate in the market movement to increase the price he (she) receives for the grain. The benefits are, all costs are defined, the producer receives a floor price (minimum) up front and can participate in any market rally with a defined risk (premium). In comparison to storage, shrink and handling costs, the premium cost might be a better value. This contract changes the ownership of the grain from farmer to elevator upon delivery of grain. Paid 100% at time of delivery.
Sales Contracts (SC) This is a firm offer to buy a predetermined price and for a predetermined delivery time and established number of bushels of grain. This contract can be written as a forward sales contract. There is no fee for this service.
Basis Contracts (BC) This contract allows you to lock in the basis but not the futures price. This contract changes ownership of the grain from farmer to elevator upon delivery. There is no fee for this service.
Hedge to Arrive (HTA) This contract allows you to lock in the futures price but not the basis. There is a 2-cent fee for this service. Basis must be set prior to delivery. One roll is allowed for a 2-cent fee.
If there is no established contract, the cash price will be paid on the day the grain was delivered.
The cash price is established at 1:30 PM upon market close.
- Cotton Dropping on Disappointing Export Sales
- Cotton futures are giving back another triple digits after the limit gains on Tuesday. Futures are still a net 13.15 cents/lb higher for the month as Feb finishes out. New crop futures are 8 to 14 points in the red at midday, with Dec a net 262 points stronger for...
- Cattle Continue Fading into Month’s End
- Nearby cattle futures are down by as much as 55 cents. Feb futures expire at the close, currently $2 under the April contract. April cattle are at a net $5.30 gain for the month’s move. Current feeder cattle futures are sitting another 52 cents to $1.50 in the red at...
- Soybeans Leaping Lower on Leap Day
- The front month soybean futures market is trading 2 to 8 ¼ cents weaker on Feb’s bonus day. That has the March contract set to round out the month with a net 96 ¾ cent loss and Nov doan by 67 cents so far. Midday Soymeal futures are in the...
- Hogs Finishing Feb with Gains
- The bonus day for the month of Feb has lean hog futures trading 72 to $1.10 higher. April hogs have seen a $9.23 range through the month of February, and are at a net $2.15 gain for the month. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was withheld to protect confidentiality...
- Wheat Mixed at Midday
- Wheat futures are sitting on both sides of UNCH for Feb’s bonus day. KC wheat prices are UNCH to 2 ¾ cents higher at midday, which has the March contract at a net monthly loss of 26 cents. Spring wheat futures are also mixed/mostly higher in Minneapolis, trading within 4...
- Corn Fractionally Weaker on FND
- The last trading day of February has futures rounding out the month mixed at midday. March futures are up by a penny on First Notice Day, though the other nearbys are fractionally to 2 cents lower. USDA reported corn bookings were 1.08 MMT for the week that ended 2/22. That...