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Our facilities are ready to handle your grain quickly and efficiently year-round. We have 19 locations with a combined storage capacity of 38 million bushels, allowing you to bring in your grain whenever you’re ready to sell, or we can come to you for on-farm pickup. Our licensed commodity brokers help you select the contract option that works best for your operation and notify you of any market changes.

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CFE Grain Contracts

We understand that every farm and every farmer is different. We offer a variety of grain contracts to meet the individual needs of your operation.

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CFE Averaging Grain Pool Contract

Looking for a tool to diversify your marketing? This may be the contract for you. We look at seasonal prices for both corn and soybeans and offer an old crop and new crop pricing structure. Sign up bushels for both programs on or before February 10th, 2023.

There is a minimum of 1,000 bushels to sign up to guarantee these bushels are sold. Prices a set number of bushels every day. There is a $.02 per bushel fee.

Advantages:

  • Firm offer to sell over specific time
  • Takes emotion out of the equation
  • Easy, manageable marketing option
  • Delivery period is flexible


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Grain priced during a specific time
  • Unknown final market price
  • Will not hit the “high” of the market

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CFE Bonus Premium Contract

Looking for a bonus? This is a contract we offer off and on throughout the year. This contract will pay you extra on your new crop corn or soybeans. The bonus you would receive on new crop grain when sold would be an additional $.25-.40 per bushel on corn and $.35-.60 cents per bushel on soybeans. You then have an additional offer on new crop for the same amount of bushels versus deferred futures of your choice at levels above current values. Price later bushels stored at CFE qualify as well as any on farm grain that has not been sold.

Advantages:

  • Receive a bonus for each bushel
  • If the November/December price does not meet the set dollar amount, you are not obligated to deliver any bushels
  • Storage on bushels for the new crop bushels will not be charged until November/December price is released
  • Second option to potentially have a narrower basis, there is a March option for new crop bushels


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Need to put a new crop offer out on equal amount of bushel based on November/December futures
  • If the set future price is met, you are obligated to deliver the equal amount of new crop bushels as you marketed to receive the premium
  • If waiting for the March option, will have to store your new crop bushels

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CFE Extended Price Contract

This contract allows the producer to price their grain at today’s cash price and receive a 70% cash advance. This contract allows you to stay open on futures. There is a minimum of 1,000 bushel. Bushels can be sold in 1,000 bushels increments. There is a $.08/bushel maintenance fee with Extended Price.

Advantages:

  • Allows you to price out at any time when market is trading
  • No additional storage cost
  • 70% cash advance


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Are open to down fall markets
  • Have to sell in 1,000 bushel increments

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CFE Forward Contracting

This contract allows the producer to lock in CFE’s deferred cash grain price.

Advantages:

  • Easy
  • Stops price decrease risk
  • Use to lock in favorable new crop price before planting or harvest
  • If the forward price is greater than the current price plus storage and interest, locking in the higher price could benefit the producer


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Both futures and basis are locked in
  • Lose ability to capitalize on market rally
  • No money before required delivery

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CFE Flex Floor Advantage Contract

This is a great long option strategy. You pay option cost to completely protect your downside risk AND having unlimited upside potential. This is priced on a weekly basis that you can set anytime. This contract does involve option cost, but typically runs 15% cheaper than regular options.

Advantages:

  • 100% downside price protection
  • Upside potential remains
  • You can price out remaining bushels at the market price anytime
  • Customizable
  • Systematically sells bushels each week- takes emotion out of selling
  • You can set your basis prior to delivery


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Option cost of anywhere from $.10-.40
  • You may miss the rally due to systematically selling

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CFE Hedge to Arrive Contract

Looking for a contract that will help manage risk? This gives you the ability to lock in favorable future market prices and leave the basis open. HTA fees through Dec 24′ of .05/bushel on corn and through Nov 24′ of .08/bushel on soybeans. HTA contract fees 2024 of .06/bushel on corn and .09/bushel on soybeans.

Advantages:

  • Flexibility to deliver
  • Can roll to get futures release for both corn and soybean with an addition .03/bu fee


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Can only roll once
  • Have to roll contract by first notice day

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CFE Minimum Price Contract

This contract gives the producer a minimum price while keeping upside potential open. We purchase calls either at the money or $.20 – .40 out of the money depending on the producer value he wants to spend. Only cost to the producer is the actual call cost plus there is no storage cost to the contract.

Advantages:

  • Establishes a floor price for grain
  • No storage cost
  • Keeps you in the market until June of the following year
  • Can get money up front with a 90% advance
  • Option costs are deducted from your contract so you don’t have to write us a check


Potential Drawbacks:

  • Sell in 5,000 bushel increments

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CFE Offer Buy Contract

Allows a producer to organize a market strategy with a standing offer to price bushels at a set price during the day or night trade.

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CFE Producer Accumulator Contract

This is a great forward contracting tool on future bushels. This allows the producer to lock in a premium over the current deferred corn or soybean market. An even amount of bushels are priced weekly during the pricing period with a possible double up of bushels. We offer values well above the current market with this contract with flexible options. No fees for current year anything over one year fees over .05 on corn and .08 on soybeans.

This is our most complex contract so please give the grain team at your local CFE location a call to talk through this contract and options.

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