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Risk Management

Cooperative Management of Risk

Strategic Marketing and Risk Management (SMART) provides a comprehensive approach to producer risk management. We integrate our grain marketing, commodity brokerage, crop insurance and financial products to develop a total risk management plan suited to the specific needs of your operation.

SMART is more than just a grain contract or a crop insurance policy. By looking at your operation as a whole, our progressive tools allow you to manage your risk and maximize your profits on every acre.

The goal is not to just give advice. The goal is to utilize our background and understanding of futures and cash markets, with industry leading risk management programs and insurance products, to develop an overall marketing strategy of risk management for your operation.

Grain Marketing

Today’s commodity markets present unique challenges. Added volatility and increased costs have created more risk for the producer, as well as more opportunity. Price risk management will help you protect your operation’s profits by taking advantage of those opportunities and avoiding the peaks and valleys of price prediction. True risk management allows for marketing confidence in today’s uncertain environment.

Commodity Brokerage

Marketing grain and livestock requires attention, experience, and expertise. By using our brokerage services, you will receive superior service, current market information, and a marketing plan to help you balance and manage your risk.

The SMART program uses innovative futures* and options strategies, combined with your insurance and cash marketing program, to provide a unique and integrated approach. Commodity brokerage through Farmers Grain Company provides the convenience of getting your service where you sell your grain and shop for your inputs. Since we are also members of your local farming community, we know our customers, understand your needs, and are able to effectively provide practical marketing guidance for your total operation.

Crop Insurance

Federal Crop Insurance can be a vital component to the management of price and production risks in your operation. We can do more than sell you a policy. Utilizing our knowledge of marketing and agricultural production, we can help you determine which policy best fits your needs and incorporate that policy into a comprehensive risk management plan unique to your operation. This integrated approach sets us apart from our competition, and we are committed to providing outstanding service that exceeds your expectations.

Input Financing

Farmers Grain Company, with lending partners, offers a complete line of agricultural financing to respond to your individual needs. Not only do we have a knowledge of finance, but an understanding of production agriculture and the unique challenges that accompany it. So whether your business needs financing for crop production inputs, livestock production, or a full agricultural operating line, our products can help you access the funds that you need to grow your operation. We finance inputs on wheat, canola, row crops and livestock. Take advantage of our convenient operating loans, simple application process, and competitive rates with loan maturity to match your marketing needs.

*Futures trading contains risk and is not appropriate for all traders.