Contracting Options  12/29/16 10:29:48 AM


Delayed Pricing
Flat fee of 10 cents per bushel per month, pro-rated daily.  All DP must be priced by September 30, 2017.  Title passes to buyer upon delivery.

Flat Price Contracts
Set the futures, basis, and delivery period on a certain amount of bushels.

Ex. fall delivery
Dec corn for fall delivery is trading @ $3.80 and the basis is -.10. You will receive a check for $3.70 per bushel, less applicable discounts.

Basis Contracts
Determine a time in which you want to deliver corn and set the basis level for that time but, leave the futures unset. 

Ex. March delivery
There is a bumper crop and most places are getting full, which tells you that basis levels will likely become negative (or the demand from buyers will be low.) However you feel as though there is still upside in the futures market. You know you need to move corn in March, so you sell the basis today and wait for the market to get higher.

Sell March basis (and set March delivery) today at +.07 and sell futures later @ 3.95. You will receive 4.02 cash, less applicable discounts.

Futures Contract or HTA 
Sell the current futures price on a specific month but you leave the basis and delivery to be determined. There is a fee schedule with this option depending on how far into the future you sell the bushels.

EX. Fall 2016
You see that December 2017 futures are trading @ 3.80 for next year, but are unsure of what the basis will be since the crop has yet to be planted. You decide to sell the futures price but you wait to sell the basis until you get a better handle on what the local supply will be.

Upon delivery, you would be paid on 3.80 plus or minus the current basis, less contract fees and applicable discounts. 

Premium Plus
Add a 10-20 cent premium to any posted cash price for any delivery period. Make a flat contract and give us a firm offer to sell an equal amount of bushels at some higher price in the future. The more aggressive the next sale, the higher the premium. 

Minimum Price (only available to the farmer)
Allows you lock in a set price on a specific time period and gives you unlimited potnetial penny for penny market gains over your "strike price"

Ex Minimum price contract for May delivery

Sell your corn @ 3.60 cash for May delivery. For a fee, you can participate in a July futures rally. Lets say we lock in a 3.70 July strike price. Anytime between now and July option expiration, you have unlimited market gain potential if July futures trade higher than 3.70. These contracts must be written in 5000 Bu increments.

Please call  Aaron, Kim or Brandon with any questions regarding these contracts or other options.  888-878-2676.

Copyright DTN. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Powered By DTN