CHS ProAdvantage Program

How to diversify your grain marketing 

Diversification is a proven risk management strategy, and it’s one that you can easily apply to your grain marketing. With the CHS Pro Advantage contract, the experienced commodity experts at CHS Hedging will professionally price a portion of your corn, soybean and/or wheat bushels for you. You’ll save time. You’ll have less worry. And you’ll gain valuable insights that can help you when you’re selling your other bushels.  

How does it work? You commit a specific number of bushels (no minimum) for a specific delivery destination. The CHS Hedging professionals price your bushels over a set period of time. Cash settlement price is based on the performance of the futures and options traded in the program by the professionals. You’ll receive monthly updates and marketing insights. The basis decision remains with you  

You can sign up corn, soybean and spring wheat bushels through December 11, 2020. You can also opt to enroll your corn and soybean bushels for an extended pricing period; early sign-up ends August 28, 2020. Ask us about CHS Pro Advantage today!  

This communication is a solicitation and for informational purposes only. There is a risk of loss when engaging in these kinds of transactions.  

© 2020 CHS Hedging, LLC. CHS Hedging, LLC is a subsidiary of CHS Inc. 

Grain Outlook Broadcast

In light of current conditions with COVID-19 and the inability to have in-person meetings they way we’d like, CHS wants to bring market information to you in a different way. At 10am CST on Tuesday, July 14, Chris Stringer (Corn) and Justin Friesz (Soybeans) will be sharing their perspective on the current markets, the July report, and more.

These sessions will be held on Skype Broadcast. Skype is a web-based meeting so it’s very user friendly for you to join in using your computer, tablet, or phone.

Please note that there is a login step for webinar participants, so please login before the webinar begins.

Corn and Beans (10 a.m. Central) : Please click here to enter your name and location information shortly before the webinar starts.

The links will become active 15 minutes prior to the start. To allow time for the registration process, we ask that you plan to register at least five minutes before the webinars start. 

Corn and Beans link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=CwkDC_p_q0WkazhxMOwGM_204K0uvaFFljRsmDzR_fNUMDZNWkIzRUw3T01WQk1TQ0NBWks4SUg5WS4u

We hope you can join us for this Grain Outlook Forecast and reach out to our CHS Grain Origination team with any questions.

Treated Seed: Great for Your Field, But Bad for Your Grain Bin

As the season moves from spring planting to fall harvest, please keep in mind that all of the elevators within CHS adhere to a zero tolerance policy for treated seed occurring in grain. With this in mind, please take time to ensure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and inspected before using it to haul grain.

Keep these tips in mind to ensure your grain remains free of treated seed:

  • When borrowing equipment, ask questions about past use. If you plan to borrow equipment to move grain, it’s important to know what the equipment has handled in the past.  Don’t forget to do your own inspection of the equipment before use, too.
  • Remember that a visual inspection is not enough. Seeds can get stuck in the smallest of spaces, and there are a number of crevices in equipment that cannot be seen with the naked eye.  Pressure washing to ensure a thorough cleaning is recommended.
  • When in doubt, keep equipment separate. The best way to ensure no cross-contamination occurs is to keep separate the equipment that hauls seed and the equipment that hauls grain.

The team at CHS is here to ensure your farm is successful, from spring planting to fall harvest and every moment in between.  Contact a member of our grain team for additional information on our zero tolerance policy and what’s happening in the grain markets.

New Horizons News:

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10/3/16

Highlights

  • As of 6.30am CT. the U.S. dollar was up .050 at 95.500, crude oil is up $0.29 at $48.53 per barrel, and the DOW is down 7 at 18,212.
  • 1-5 day weather forecasts continues to look wet for most of the Corn Belt.  0.25″ – 1″ is expected this week across IA, IL, IN, and OH.

Corn

  • Corn had a light volume trade overnight, trading in just a 3 ½ cent range. December Corn is currently at the bottom end of its range.
  • Friday’s Quarterly Stocks report has corn at 1.738bb, versus average trade estimate of 1.754; a slightly supportive figure for corn futures.
  • The Commitment of Trader report showed large speculators and funds as dedicated sellers, selling an additional 29,000 contracts, now holding a net short position of 192,000 as of Tuesday, Sep. 27th.

Oilseeds

  • The Commitment of Traders report show large speculators and funds cut their long positions in half over the previous week, now holding a net long position of 29,000 contracts.
  • Malaysian palm oil futures and Chinese markets are closed and consequently unchanged from last week due to a Holiday.
  • Friday’s Quarterly Stocks report has soybeans at 197mb, versus that average trade estimate of 201mb; a slightly supportive figure for soybean futures.

Wheat

  • The Commitment of Traders report shows large speculators and funds sold 1,000 contracts and are net short 145,000 Chicago Wheat contracts.
  • Chicago and KC are 2 – 3 cents lower and Mpls is unchanged as we near the end of the overnight session.
  • Friday’s Quarterly Stocks report has wheat at 2.527bb, versus the average trade estimate of 2.397bb; a bearish figure for wheat futures.

 

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