Full Service Grain Merchandising and Handling
Helping You Grow And Prosper
We know the importance of having the right grain locations and team to help with marketing decisions. Country Visions Cooperative has full-service grain elevators and additional storage sites to allow for capacity to market corn, soybeans, wheat, and oats. Our team of grain managers are available to help you set up a customized marketing plan.
Brad Jaeger is the Grain Division Manager for Country Visions Cooperative and the Grain Merchandiser and at the Chilton and Kiel location and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In May 2016 Brad started working at Country Visions Cooperative and his favorite part of the job is helping producer put together a marketing strategy that best suits their needs and then seeing that yield a positive outcome. Brad’s interest in agriculture sparked from growing up helping on his grandparents’ dairy farm, and now is continuing to help his parents raise heifers and cash crop. He knew since he was a kid that he wanted to be engaged in agriculture in some way. Then while in college, during his second summer internship, he discovered that grain merchandising was his niche in order to have off-farm job while still being in the industry.
McKayla started working at CVC in 2017 and she is the Grain Merchandiser for our Cedar Grove and Random Lake locations. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business and Crop Science. Her favorite part about her job is working with growers and that her day-to-day tasks are always different. McKayla’s interest in agriculture sparked from growing up on her family’s farm, riding horses, milking cows, feeding calves, and driving truck during harvest seasons.
Spot Cash Contract
Spot Cash contracts are the most commonly used of any of the contracts. It is used when the cash price has reached your goal with little thought to either futures or basis.
Forward Cash Contract
Forward Cash Contracts allow the producer to lock in a cash grain price for a specific delivery date and location in the future. In addition, this contract is also preferred to lock in a crop selling price.
Price Later Contract
Price Later Contracts allow producers a high degree of price flexibility for an extended time period. A service charge may or may not be used during the marketing year. If a service charge is being used, a price increase must be expected to offset this expense.
Minimum/ Maximum Price Contract
Minimum and maximum price contracts are a very safe opportunity for the producer to participate in market movement for further profit. The producer should use when he anticipates a favorable market move that will enhance his base price but wants to market and lock in a minimum or maximum price.
Basis contracts are similar to forward cash contracts in that they allow the producers to lock in a future delivery price, but only partially. The partially fixed price is basis: the difference between cash and futures; with the futures to be fixed at a later time.
Hedge To Arrive Contract
Hedge-to-arrive contracts are the reverse of a basis contract. Use this contract when futures are high and believe futures will drop and simultaneously basis is wide and should narrow.
Deferred Payment Contract
Deferred payment contracts are used to defer tax liability to another tax year. Please consult your tax accountant for proper application.
Average Price Contract
Average price contracts are used to even out the ups and downs of a volatile market. The producer commits a specific number of bushels to a location at harvest time, and an average futures price is created over the pricing period. The producer can set the basis at any time up until delivery. Contact a merchandiser for details and the deadline to enroll.