Knowledge, Speed and Space
Five Star Cooperative Grain is your knowledgeable gateway to global grain markets, with advisors fully informed on related market, transportation and price trends.
As a cooperative, we’re governed by customers and grounded in your needs for flexible marketing and storage options. We help you tailor a marketing plan based on your risk tolerance, storage and operational requirements.
Five Star’s continuously updated facilities offer many services for your convenience.
We offer on-farm pick up to all co-op locations and shipment to a variety of end grain users that Five Star works with. We also offer grain drying and grain vacuuming services.
Five Star’s 26 million bushels’ storage across locations allows you to store and sell when it’s most profitable to you.
Local relationships based on trust, listening and experience help you choose from the options below to operate profitably in today’s changing world:
We offer these services:
Grain Policy Updates
March 4, 2022
To: Five Star Cooperative Members & Customers
Due to the current extreme volatility in the US grain markets due primarily to the Ukraine/Russia conflict, Five Star Cooperative is amending its grain marketing/purchasing policies for the time being to the following:
After the CBOT closes at 1:15 pm each day Five Star Cooperative will not be buying cash grain, Hedge-to-Arrive contracts or applying Futures to Basis Contracts. Five Star Cooperative will be monitoring the situation closely and will make changes to its buying policies when the grain markets have stabilized.
Please reach out to a Five Star Cooperative Grain team member if you have questions.
Cash Bids & Futures
Five Star Grain Contracts
OFFERProducer establishes a price, if the market reaches the established price, producer’s grain is sold.
Producer locks in full price for a cash sale for immediate or deferred delivery.
HEDGE TO ARRIVE
Allows the producer to lock in a futures (CME) price, leaving the basis and delivery period and location to be determined at a later date. Service fees may apply to an HTA contract.
Allows producer to set basis for a delivery period, leaving the futures (CME) price open.
Floor price is established with the use of options.
SEASONAL DELAYED PRICE
Allows producer to deliver unpriced grain. Producer may price grain during a timeframe defined in the contract. Can only be used as a cash sale. Service fees may apply.
Deferred payment contracts are used to defer tax liability to another tax year.
14 cent minimum for first 60 days both Corn and Soybeans. After 60 days, then $0.10/day/bushel.
Specialty contracts such as Accumulators and Bonus Premiums are available. Please contact a Five Star Originator with questions.
Five Star Grain Policies
Five Star Grain Team
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