The ARC Group

The ARC Group is dedicated to serving producers and we have earned our reputation as a trusted partner; one client at a time.

We take this very seriously.

Our approach to marketing is consistent and focused on minimizing risk and maximizing profits. We follow a disciplined approach to futures decisions, and make educated and experienced decisions on carry and basis.

We look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust and business.

We develop the right program for your farm.

We understand that not all farms manage risk the same.

We focus on implementing and executing a consistent plan that makes sense and aligns with your risk management goals. We feel this approach creates long-term success for our clients.

What is risk management?

In the world of agribusiness there are many risks and uncertainties. Successful producers have a production game plan, utilizing the best technology including seed, chemicals, fertilizer, and equipment to manage the agronomic challenges they face. However, many producers fail to implement and execute a consistent, long-term risk management plan for their crop which leads to procrastination, emotional decision making, and frustration. Agribusinesses that are profitable over time implement sound and consistent risk management programs. They have no special insight or ability to predict where the market is going; however, they do use a set of consistent principles which guide their decision making.

Three important questions to ask:

Do I have a grain marketing strategy in place?

Do I have the time and discipline to execute this strategy?

Do I have a trusted, independent expert to assist in this process?

The ARC Group helps producers professionally merchandise their grain by following a disciplined risk management program which focuses on three key principles: futures, carry, and basis. All three need to be maximized to have a successful marketing plan.

The ARC Group is an independent local company. Our consultants have the experience and expertise to help you implement and execute a merchandising plan tailored to your operation. We are completely aligned with your best interests by having a risk management strategy independent of all end users.

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In the past I have tried to price a percentage of my expected production using forward contracts, hedge-to-arrive contracts, and basis fixed contracts. Cody Slusher from ARC was the first market consultant who presented to me a methodical way to take advantage of historical seasonal highs in the corn and soybean markets. Through my broker, Cody at ARC, I feel that I am better able to look at what the markets are telling me objectively.

Also, my banker is much more willing to finance a margin account that is professionally managed rather than something done ‘ad hoc’ or can become more of a speculative situation. ARC gives me a weekly report showing percent of crop hedged, average cash price, and all equity positions as well as board positions by crop and crop year.
– Randy Sell, Triple R Farms, INC

The value in ARC group is having a trusted advisor (Shane) that I can call to talk through different marketing ideas and know that we will arrive at a decision that aligns with my farm’s risk tolerance. Markets are dynamic and emotional. Seeing my trades in an organized format through the Farm Plan is a great way to tie everything together.
– Taylor Nelson