Grain

Here at Mercer Landmark, we value our member-owners hard work, dedication and loyalty to the agricultural community.
In order to achieve maximum results in today’s ever-changing farm challenges, it’s essential to have expertise and experience at your fingertips. Mercer Landmark’s expert grain origination team will assist your farm operation in implementing a grain marketing plan uniquely tailored for your success.

Mercer Landmark offers:

  • Up-to-date market information
  • Diverse marketing solutions
  • Transportation needs
  • Multiple delivery points – including end user markets

CME Futures and Options

Contracts

Solution Based Contracts

Section

CHS Pro Advantage
The CHS Pro Advantage contract allows producers to diversify their marketing while taking the emotion out of selling. It’s a way to take advantage of professional pricing for a portion of their crops using trading experts with a track record of success based on deep market intelligence – especially during times of volatile or low-priced commodity markets.

Price Builder Bonus
Want to forward contract grain well above today’s current market price? Check out a Price Builder Bonus contract and find out how you can sell grain for $0.30-0.70 or more higher than current prices.

Cash Plus
Want a premium for your cash grain? Adding a Cash Plus Contract is a great way to get more out of your old crop sale. Check it out for more details.

Daily Price Plus
The daily price plus contract is a marketing tool that prices equal quantities daily at the “Plus Price” above current market on day one. The daily price plus contract is for the producer that wants a premium above today’s price with the security of a guaranteed floor, and is willing to sell additional production.

Fixed Price Contracts

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An agreement that establishes a fixed price. Chicago Board of Trade plus or minus the local basis, for a specified amount of grain to be delivered to a named location during an agreed upon delivery period. The delivery period cannot exceed 18 months from the contract date.

Basis Contracts

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An agreement that establishes basis, which is the difference between the Chicago Board of Trade and the local cash grain price, for a specific amount of grain for any delivery period and location. The basis is the only fixed portion of the price. A maximum 80% of the current cash price can be advanced after delivery of the bushels. Farmers may be required to pay back advance to maintain 80% of contract value. A $.02 fee is charged to roll the contract. Final pricing must be completed prior to an agreed upon expiration date.

Hedge to Arrive Contracts

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An agreement that establishes the Chicago Board of Trade price for a specified amount of grain to be delivered to a named location during a specific delivery period. The delivery period cannot exceed 18 months from the contract date. The futures price is the only fixed portion of the price. A service fee of $.04 is charged to write the contract and comes off the initial futures price. A $.02 fee is charged to roll the contract. Final pricing must be completed prior to an agreed upon expiration date or at the time of delivery, which ever occurs first.

Minimum Price Contracts

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An agreement that establishes a minimum price for a specified amount of grain to be delivered to a named location during an agreed upon delivery period. A call option is purchased and deducted from the contract price. Contracts must be written in 5,000 bushel increments. A $.02 service fee will be deducted from the contract price. The minimum price can be advanced once the grain is delivered.

Target Price Order

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Customer sets a target price that if hit will result in a fixed price contract or a pricing for delayed price bushels, basis contract or HTA. If the target is hit the contract is written or delayed price bushels are settled.

Delayed Price

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Grain can be delivered to the elevator with title passing to Mercer Landmark. Customers can price the grain at the current market price, at a later date, or roll to a nearby basis contract. Bushels cannot be sold for a deferred price (ex. January price). Grain sold within 10 days will not be charged delayed price charges. Delayed price cannot be rolled to open storage or grain bank.

Open Storage

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Grain is delivered to the elevator and title remains with the customer. Bushels can be sold for current cash price or used to fill deferred contracts at the given delivery point. Grain sold within 10 days will not be charged open storage charges. An $.08 load out fee will be charged on bushels that are loaded out of the elevator.

Spot Sale

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Bushels delivered for cash/spot sale will receive the closing price on the day the grain is delivered.

Deferred Payment

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Customer may elect to defer payment for grain delivered against contracts, bushels priced from dp/open storage and spot sales. Interest will not be paid on deferred payment contracts.

Grain Bank

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Grain Bank is only available for customers of the feed division. Title of the grain remains with the customer. Storage charges apply to bushels remaining on grain bank at the end of each month.

Brokerage Services

Mercer Landmark, Inc. in association with
FCC Futures Inc.:

  • Offers a full service commodity brokerage service
  • Strengthens producer operations
  • Provides ongoing educational and information support to enable producers to make sound marketing decisions

Our FCC Futures Inc. brokers offer risk-management tools to our producers and work hand-in-hand with producers to assess factors such as acres, yields, insurance coverage, cash flow needs and storage capacities as the foundation of marketing plans unique to individual farming operations.

Products include:

  • Customized strategies for commodities
  • Reliable market information and analysis
  • Prompt execution of trades
  • Coordination with lending institutions
  • Ongoing educational seminars and support material
  • Leading-edge technology and planning tools

The trading of derivatives such as futures and options may not be suitable for all investors. Derivatives trading involves substantial risk of loss, and you should fully understand those risks prior to trading.

FAQ

Are there any special requirements for grain delivery?

All semi-trailers and hopper wagons must be thoroughly cleaned prior to hauling grain into any Mercer Landmark facility. At the time of delivery, you may be asked to state what your previous load was.

In the event that the previous load was a potential biohazard, such as poultry litter, you MUST provide proof of wash out to our staff.

We appreciate your cooperation with this matter. As always, Mercer Landmark strives to ensure the safety of all our customers.

How do I receive my grain check?

Payment at all locations is by request. Please let us know at the time of delivery so we can get you paid as quickly as possible. Checks can be mailed directly to you or sent to your local branch for pick up. You may set up your account for direct deposit.

GRAIN TEAM

Kirk Roetgerman
Grain Division Manager
(419) 586-2303

Brent Arnett
Grover Hill Branch Manager
(419) 587-3334

Jennifer Zartman
Antwerp/Sherwood Branch Manager
(419) 258-8465/(419) 899-2130

Anna Kaverman
Grain Originator
(419) 769-5403

Angie Bohman
Grain Originator
(567) 644-4605

Jackie Sheridan
Grain Originator
(419) 852-8233

Jerry Meyer
Grain Originator
(937) 441-0924

Lisa Waddles
Grain Risk Coordinator
(419) 749-2289

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BRANCHES

Antwerp: (419) 258-8465
Chickasaw: (419) 925-4326
Celina: (419) 586-7443
Coldwater North: (419) 363-2700
Convoy: (419) 749-2746
Elgin: (419) 667-2901
Glenmore: (419) 495-2548
Grover Hill: (419) 587-3334
MPS Feed: (419) 763-5960
New Weston: (937) 338-5741
Payne: (419) 263-2351
Rockford: (419) 363-3143
Sherwood: (419) 899-2130
St. Henry: (419) 678-2348