The margin-free and stress-free way
to manage risk.
It’s no surprise that many farmers avoid farm marketing. It can add a significant amount of time and frustration to your workload. It forces you to keep on top of the market and decide when to sell, often while you’re receiving conflicting signals. Once you’ve done that, you need to decide how much to sell to have a meaningful impact on your final price. And then you need to decide how or if to protect it. One decision turns into hundreds of decisions, and then you start all over again.
A corn or soybean TFM PriceProducer contract with your grain company is designed to help eliminate the stress of marketing while still offering you the peace of mind that you can only get from a farmer-focused, experienced price risk manager.
The contract periods
There are numerous contracts available to best suit the needs of the grain elevator and of the farmer. Currently TFM PriceProducer is offered as a contract priced from October 1 to the following June 15 for Stored Crop and from October 1 to the following September 15 for New Crop (1 year) and New Crop (2 year) contracts. We also offer a New Crop (1 year) contract priced from February 1 to October 15 for fall delivery. During this time, the Total Farm Marketing team is providing price risk management strategies to your grain company. The weighted average price of each contract is built over that contract period, founded on incremental sales decisions, and supported by other farm marketing tools to protect the sales decisions. When the contracts are over, the prices for each contract are set, and you make delivery to your grain company as agreed upon in the contract.
All along the way, Total Farm Marketing and your grain company deliver regular progress reports, so that you are kept aware of how the contract is being managed. Explore the contracts available to grain companies and their farmers.
The advantages of professional risk management and a contract, all in one
For decades, Total Farm Marketing has delivered strategic, farmer-focused farm marketing services to farmers. This experience provides perspective that many traders simply don’t have – the understanding that marketing is not just building price. It’s building price while protecting the livelihood of the farmer served.
With TFM PriceProducer, you get the advantages of working with the professionals at Total Farm Marketing, and all the benefits of a contract with a grain company you know and trust.
Fees embedded in your final price – not upfront. Fees are built into the contract’s final price. You don’t pay any costs upfront.
Margin-free farm marketing: Protecting your final average price is an important responsibility of effective price risk management. In this cash contract, you will never be asked to cover a margin call.
A core part of your farm marketing strategy: Commit up to 50 percent of your anticipated stored crop and 30 percent of your anticipated new crop production to TFM PriceProducer. Learn more about integrating TFM PriceProducer into your strategy.