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