Landus Cooperative invites farmers to diversify portfolio with an innovative grain contract alternative
(AMES, Iowa) Nov. 23, 2016 — Grain customers/producers are invited to learn how to diversify the way price risk can be managed through Landus Cooperative’s Insight program.
“At Landus Cooperative, we believe it is important for every producer to have a grain marketing plan,” said the cooperative’s Vice President of Producer Grain Marketing, Tom Guinan. “This plan should be diversified with various time frames and alternatives and we are excited to launch Insight contracts at our upcoming meetings.”
Meetings held Dec. 6-9th across Iowa will be a combination of grain market analysis and an overview of the Insight program. The Insight program allows producers to market a portion of their grain, whether old crop (2016) or new crop (2017) through one of four different analysts; AgriVisor, Doane, ProFarmer, and Roach Ag.
These analysts lock in the futures portion of the cash price and the producer sets their basis prior to delivery. The upcoming meetings will cover this in greater detail.
The cooperative is requesting the favor of RSVPs two days prior to the meeting date. There are three ways to RSVP:
- Contact your Landus Cooperative Grain Marketing Advisor
- Contact your closest Landus Cooperative location
- Call (515) 817-2168
For questions regarding these meetings, please contact Tom Guinan (515) 817-2162, or your Grain Marketing Advisor.
Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with more than 725 full-time employees at locations in more than 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners
Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.