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Find the right mix of contracts to diversify your grain marketing plan.

Diversify your grain marketing plan with contracts that fit your farm and your situation.

When you’re choosing contracts to include in your grain marketing plan, there are several factors to consider. What's your target price for your grain? How much risk are you willing to take on? How comfortable do you feel tracking the markets? Your answers to these questions will help you decide which types of contracts make the most sense in your plan.

Choosing your grain contracts.

To get started, it’ll be helpful to understand your options and how each type of contract fits in a diversified grain marketing plan.

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Lay the Foundation

Market your grain like a pro and lay the groundwork for a diverse, profitable plan with these building blocks.

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Establish the Floor

Protect yourself from the risks of volatile markets with a guaranteed minimum price for your grain.

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Express Your Market Bias

Gain added control and flexibility to take advantage of opportunities and act on your market movement predictions.

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Keep it Simple.

Choose when to set your basis or futures to establish a cash price. Simplified contracts with straightforward components.

Grain marketing for every season.

To get your target price, make the most of every opportunity, and reach your profit goals, it’s important to keep an eye on your grain marketing plan throughout the year and adjust to changing market conditions. 

Here are some things you can think about in each season.

Spring (April – May) 

We know you’re busy putting down fertilizer, seeding, and setting yourself up for a successful growing season at this time of year. You’ll also see key market opportunities, so don’t forget to carve out some time to think about your grain marketing plan. 

Pro tip: Prices  tend to be highest in the spring, so this can be a great time to start pricing your grain instead of waiting for harvest-time lows.

  • Are you prepared for what the late April StatsCan acreage intentions report will indicate? Do you expect prices to trend upwards in the near future based on these expectations, carry-over stocks and weather? 
  • How can you capture potential spring rallies? 
  • What time periods will be the best to lock in a narrow basis? 
  • Do you need to look at additional contracts to capture seasonal highs? 

  • Floored Contracts 
  • Premium Offer 
  • Firm Offer 

Summer (June – August)

During the growing season, you have a lot on your plate — scouting for potential pest problems, spraying in-crop herbicide and fungicide, and prepping for harvest. This is also an opportunity to start forecasting yield and emptying bins to make way for new grain. 

Pro tip: Based on historical data, prices tend to drop in August. If you haven’t already established a basis for current futures contracts, now could be the time.

  • Are you prepared for the StatsCan Planted Acreage report and/or the USDA June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports? 
  • Have you taken advantage of early ProPricing enrollment? 
  • Do you need to sell any remaining grain from last year to make room for the current crop?

  • ProPricing 
  • Minimum Price 
  • Focal Point 

Fall (September – October)

Your hard work and preparation paid off, and it’s time to harvest your grain. Harvest means long days in the field and paying extra attention to equipment to make sure everything is in good working condition. 

Pro tip: This is the time of year when grain supply is at its highest. That typically means lower prices.  

  • Are you prepared for September’s StatsCan July 31 Grain Stocks and model-based production report?
  • Do you need to deliver on any contracts during harvest? 
  • Do you need to sell any additional grain because of better-than-expected production? 

  • ProPricing 
  • Pacer 
  • Minimum Price 

Winter (November – March)

Over the winter, you can take time to analyze your production, figure out what went well, make cropping plans for next year, and think through grain marketing plans for next season. 

Pro tip: The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is released the second week of January and the USDA planting intentions report is released on March 31. These reports, along with the early February StatsCan December 31 Grain Stocks report, can be major market movers. Consider protecting unsold bushels heading into these releases and capitalizing on market movement before and after the reports.

  • Do you still have uncontracted grain and should you enroll it in ProPricing InventoryPro before the December deadline? 
  • When do you need cash flow throughout the winter? 
  • What percentage of grain do you want to forward contract before you head into seeding? 

  • Foundational Contracts 
  • Minimum Price 

Not sure which grain contract will work for you?

You already know the right combination of grain contracts, patience and planning can increase your profitability. Answer a few simple questions and we’ll help narrow the selection of Cargill contracts based on your responses.

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What’s your market bias?

How confident are you?

How are you feeling about your grain production?

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Daily Floor Plus

Price grain above the market and have guaranteed protection. Daily Floor Plus is a customizable averaging strategy that avoids market lows and captures market highs. Ideal for farmers who like a "set it and forget it" approach to grain marketing.

  • Set your timeframe and customize your plan with 4 price levels — Plus, Floor, Trigger, and Target.
  • Get your Plus price on an equal portion of contracted grain every day the market stays above your Trigger price.
  • Protect your bottom line with a guaranteed minimum if the market falls.
  • At the end of the contract, your bushels are averaged for your final cash price.
  • You agree to a Contingent Offer for like quantity if the market does not hit the Trigger price.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Pacer Ultra™

Average daily pricing with added protection and upside. Set it and forget it with average daily pricing like our Pacer contract. With the added advantage of an established floor price and enhanced average pricing window to capture market upside.

  • Price your floor at or above current market levels — with no averaging points below your floor.
  • Capitalize on upside market participation with an enhanced average pricing window.
  • Establish your basis any time prior to delivery and price out at any time.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Deferred Delivery

Sell now. Deliver later. Use this contract when you’re comfortable making pricing decisions ahead of delivery and can manage production and quality risk. You can lock in a guaranteed price for your grain today and deliver in the future.

  • Lock in an attractive futures price when you believe prices have reached their peak.
  • Reserve space for future grain delivery and defer payment to a new tax year.
  • Synchronize delivery and cash flow requirements.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear

Premium Offer

Get a premium price for your grain. Sell new or old grain now for an enhanced cash price. In exchange, make a Firm Offer to sell the same number of bushels for deferred delivery at an established price.

  • Sell grain today for an enhanced cash price.
  • Agree to a Firm Offer for like quantity if the futures price is at or above a target price on an established pricing date.
  • Deliver your additional bushels if the market is at or above your Firm Offer.
  • You keep your premium, even if the Firm Offer isn’t triggered.
Use when the market is:
  • Neutral

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

MarketTracker Market Order

Take the long view of the futures market. Use this contract to lock in an attractive futures price on crops you haven’t yet seeded and establish your basis closer to delivery.

  • Capture an attractive futures price when you believe the market won’t reach that level later.
  • Reserve space for future delivery.
  • Establish the basis when you’re closer to the delivery date.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Deferred Delivery

Sell now. Deliver later. Use this contract when you’re comfortable making pricing decisions ahead of delivery and can manage production and quality risk. You can lock in a guaranteed price for your grain today and deliver in the future.

  • Lock in an attractive futures price when you believe prices have reached their peak.
  • Reserve space for future grain delivery and defer payment to a new tax year.
  • Synchronize delivery and cash flow requirements.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear

Premium Offer

Get a premium price for your grain. Sell new or old grain now for an enhanced cash price. In exchange, make a Firm Offer to sell the same number of bushels for deferred delivery at an established price.

  • Sell grain today for an enhanced cash price.
  • Agree to a Firm Offer for like quantity if the futures price is at or above a target price on an established pricing date.
  • Deliver your additional bushels if the market is at or above your Firm Offer.
  • You keep your premium, even if the Firm Offer isn’t triggered.
Use when the market is:
  • Neutral

Futures First

Help eliminate risk in a volatile market. Eliminate the downside risk of the futures market and set your basis on a later date.

  • Secure futures price and delivery period to help eliminate market uncertainty and risk.
  • Set basis on or before your delivery period.
  • Final cash price is the futures price component adjusted for basis.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Daily Floor Plus

Price grain above the market and have guaranteed protection. Daily Floor Plus is a customizable averaging strategy that avoids market lows and captures market highs. Ideal for farmers who like a "set it and forget it" approach to grain marketing.

  • Set your timeframe and customize your plan with 4 price levels — Plus, Floor, Trigger, and Target.
  • Get your Plus price on an equal portion of contracted grain every day the market stays above your Trigger price.
  • Protect your bottom line with a guaranteed minimum if the market falls.
  • At the end of the contract, your bushels are averaged for your final cash price.
  • You agree to a Contingent Offer for like quantity if the market does not hit the Trigger price.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Daily Floor Plus

Price grain above the market and have guaranteed protection. Daily Floor Plus is a customizable averaging strategy that avoids market lows and captures market highs. Ideal for farmers who like a "set it and forget it" approach to grain marketing.

  • Set your timeframe and customize your plan with 4 price levels — Plus, Floor, Trigger, and Target.
  • Get your Plus price on an equal portion of contracted grain every day the market stays above your Trigger price.
  • Protect your bottom line with a guaranteed minimum if the market falls.
  • At the end of the contract, your bushels are averaged for your final cash price.
  • You agree to a Contingent Offer for like quantity if the market does not hit the Trigger price.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Pacer Ultra™

Average daily pricing with added protection and upside. Set it and forget it with average daily pricing like our Pacer contract. With the added advantage of an established floor price and enhanced average pricing window to capture market upside.

  • Price your floor at or above current market levels — with no averaging points below your floor.
  • Capitalize on upside market participation with an enhanced average pricing window.
  • Establish your basis any time prior to delivery and price out at any time.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Deferred Delivery

Sell now. Deliver later. Use this contract when you’re comfortable making pricing decisions ahead of delivery and can manage production and quality risk. You can lock in a guaranteed price for your grain today and deliver in the future.

  • Lock in an attractive futures price when you believe prices have reached their peak.
  • Reserve space for future grain delivery and defer payment to a new tax year.
  • Synchronize delivery and cash flow requirements.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear

Premium Offer

Get a premium price for your grain. Sell new or old grain now for an enhanced cash price. In exchange, make a Firm Offer to sell the same number of bushels for deferred delivery at an established price.

  • Sell grain today for an enhanced cash price.
  • Agree to a Firm Offer for like quantity if the futures price is at or above a target price on an established pricing date.
  • Deliver your additional bushels if the market is at or above your Firm Offer.
  • You keep your premium, even if the Firm Offer isn’t triggered.
Use when the market is:
  • Neutral

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Focal Point

Sell now. Participate in potential upside market movement. Use this contract when you need to sell grain — or have already sold — but you aren’t happy with today’s price. Deliver grain now, express your bias, and stay in the market during the pricing period.

  • Establish an initial price on a selected futures reference month.
  • Automatically re-enter the market if conditions change — with the potential to enhance the contract price.
  • Set your final Focal Point price any time before the final pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull

Pacer Ultra™

Average daily pricing with added protection and upside. Set it and forget it with average daily pricing like our Pacer contract. With the added advantage of an established floor price and enhanced average pricing window to capture market upside.

  • Price your floor at or above current market levels — with no averaging points below your floor.
  • Capitalize on upside market participation with an enhanced average pricing window.
  • Establish your basis any time prior to delivery and price out at any time.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Fixed Basis

Explore pricing alternatives. A great contract if you like the current basis value but are bullish on the futures market. Work with your Cargill rep to learn more about futures pricing.

  • Secure basis value with corresponding delivery period.
  • Set futures value on or before delivery.
  • Final cash value determined when futures is set.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull

MarketTracker Working Order

Capture upside potential and protect against downside risk. Use this contract when you are able to store your grain for a period of time and have a specific price target you believe could be reached during that timeframe.

  • Set it and forget it to benefit from potential futures price increases while getting protection from a trailing stop out order.
  • The stop out price increases as the reference futures month price increases, allowing your downside protection to track the market higher.
  • Establish a target limit order off the selected reference futures month.
  • If the reference futures month market level increases above the target limit order, the order will be executed, establishing your futures price while cancelling the stop out order.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull

Daily Floor Plus

Price grain above the market and have guaranteed protection. Daily Floor Plus is a customizable averaging strategy that avoids market lows and captures market highs. Ideal for farmers who like a "set it and forget it" approach to grain marketing.

  • Set your timeframe and customize your plan with 4 price levels — Plus, Floor, Trigger, and Target.
  • Get your Plus price on an equal portion of contracted grain every day the market stays above your Trigger price.
  • Protect your bottom line with a guaranteed minimum if the market falls.
  • At the end of the contract, your bushels are averaged for your final cash price.
  • You agree to a Contingent Offer for like quantity if the market does not hit the Trigger price.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Grain Pricing Order

Don’t miss out on a sale. Use this contract when you have a price you’re targeting and don’t have time to watch the markets. Instead of following the market, let the market come to you.

  • Capture an attractive futures price when you believe the market won’t reach that level later.
  • Reserve space for future delivery.
  • Establish the basis when you’re closer to the delivery date.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull

Deferred Delivery

Sell now. Deliver later. Use this contract when you’re comfortable making pricing decisions ahead of delivery and can manage production and quality risk. You can lock in a guaranteed price for your grain today and deliver in the future.

  • Lock in an attractive futures price when you believe prices have reached their peak.
  • Reserve space for future grain delivery and defer payment to a new tax year.
  • Synchronize delivery and cash flow requirements.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Because you are $1 in the market, $2 confident about the market and you are $3 about grain production, we recommend:

Pacer Ultra™

Average daily pricing with added protection and upside. Set it and forget it with average daily pricing like our Pacer contract. With the added advantage of an established floor price and enhanced average pricing window to capture market upside.

  • Price your floor at or above current market levels — with no averaging points below your floor.
  • Capitalize on upside market participation with an enhanced average pricing window.
  • Establish your basis any time prior to delivery and price out at any time.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Fixed Basis

Explore pricing alternatives. A great contract if you like the current basis value but are bullish on the futures market. Work with your Cargill rep to learn more about futures pricing.

  • Secure basis value with corresponding delivery period.
  • Set futures value on or before delivery.
  • Final cash value determined when futures is set.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull

Minimum Price

Stay in the market — knowing you're protected if grain prices fall. With the markets in flux, locking in a guaranteed floor price can give you needed confidence in your plan while maintaining upside and the control to price out at any time.

  • Confidently forward contract with protection against unexpected price movements.
  • Choose your own futures reference month, floor price, and timing.
  • Reprice any time before the pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Focal Point

Sell now. Participate in potential upside market movement. Use this contract when you need to sell grain — or have already sold — but you aren’t happy with today’s price. Deliver grain now, express your bias, and stay in the market during the pricing period.

  • Establish an initial price on a selected futures reference month.
  • Automatically re-enter the market if conditions change — with the potential to enhance the contract price.
  • Set your final Focal Point price any time before the final pricing deadline.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull

ProPricing®

Put the MarketPros to work for you. Managed contracts — built with farmers, for farmers — to eliminate the stress of tracking markets and deciding how and when to sell your grain.

  • Based on your delivery period and comfort with forward marketing, choose one or more of three different contract types – InventoryPro, ProPricing or HarvestPro.
  • Cargill MarketPros analyze the markets and market your grain.
  • Price out any week during the window.
  • Stay in control with flexible delivery, forward marketing, and diversification.
Use when the market is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Need help when bills are due?


New for this year, get a cash advance upon delivery with InventoryPro.
 

InventoryPro is for this year's crop. At the end of the pricing period, futures price component is priced and will be reflected in your settlement payment once you deliver. 

 

What is ProPricing HarvestPro?

HarvestPro is a ProPricing contract for grain delivered at harvest, giving you the ability to deliver out of the field, with the futures component of your contract priced later based on Cargill’s global market perspective.

It's the newest ProPricing contract type that will take the decision stress off your plate while keeping complete control in your hands.

Deferred Delivery

Sell now. Deliver later. Use this contract when you’re comfortable making pricing decisions ahead of delivery and can manage production and quality risk. You can lock in a guaranteed price for your grain today and deliver in the future.

  • Lock in an attractive futures price when you believe prices have reached their peak.
  • Reserve space for future grain delivery and defer payment to a new tax year.
  • Synchronize delivery and cash flow requirements.
Use when the market is:
  • Bear