Farm Marketing Guidance Through Balanced Risk and Reward Solutions

A Note from the Owner of HPG LLC; Patrick J. Hayes:

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At Hedge Plus Group, we realize that things have changed in the farm marketing of grains and oil seed products. From the late 1970’s to around 2004, your markets were stuck in a bearish fundamental market; a market in which normal production outpaced demand. In this environment certain farm marketing tools were proven effective in helping you market your crop. Seasonal trends could be counted on, as well as lack of volatility and other long held tools, helping make farm marketing somewhat dependable.

Starting in 2004, these trusted farm marketing tools and approaches became less and less dependable. The advent of cheap prices for such a long period of time created new long-term demand. This new and greater demand has created, for the first time in decades, volatility and uncertainty in our markets.

The surprise to many is that higher prices have led to greater risk. Stable input cost disappeared as fast as low prices. As an example, many producers were hurt by their crop sales more in 2008 than ever before, even though new highs were available. The reason was poor timing, as some bought input costs at highs in the summer of 2008 and sold their crop too late after prices had collapsed. The risk in farm marketing has never been greater.

At Hedge Plus Group, we saw a need to offer a program that was different and more equipped to handle the new market conditions. The Hedge Plus Complete Program is that program. Individual attention is the center stone to the program with each market advisor at Hedge Plus Group working with about 1/10th the number of clients of their peers to give each client the one to one advice that fits their operation. How can we give such individual attention? It’s simple, no one at Hedge Plus Group is paid as a commissioned broker; and therefore, there is no need to play the broker game of calling person after person to get a sale. Their attention is on You, not on trading.

Remember if you always do what you did, you will always get what you got. Also, remember that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. At Hedge Plus Group, we are here to offer you something different.

Hedge Plus Complete Program

Hedge Plus Complete is a fee-for-service program where hedge recommendations are tied directly to your cash sales. A customized marketing plan is designed around YOUR operation and YOUR needs. Pat and his team will communicate to you all market recommendations that affect your bottom line. All hedge and cash recommendations are communicated directly to you and individualized with you in order to gain YOUR approval. You remain the boss, so you are basically hiring us on as a part of your operation to help with your marketing.

The majority of our clients are in this program because they enjoy the cash sale recommendations and cheap hedging fees. We can help you by being your eyes and ears with the goal of selling your cash crops at a higher price and we are using all tools available to add value and manage risk with the hedge account. We get to know you and your operation really well, so we know when your crop has to be sold and what kind of risk you are willing to take in your hedge account.

  • 4 cents per bushel annual fee – based on average production ($3000 Minimum Annual Fee)
  • Reduced trade commissions- $30.00 round turn fee
  • Includes the Hedge Plus Group Report
  • Hogs and Cattle (reduced grain fees applied when combined with Hogs and Cattle)
  • Cash Sale Alerts, Via Broadcast message

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Hedge Plus Group Report

The Hedge Plus Group Report is a weekly publication providing our market advisors’ insight and recommendations designed to help you become a better marketer. The report focuses on the bottom-line factors that affect price direction by analyzing fundamental factors and providing you with technical charts to help you better understand pricing opportunities. The Hedge Plus Group Report offers general recommendations for farmers so you know what’s driving the markets. The report can be emailed to you or is available on our website. Along with the weekly report, we also provide daily opening and closing comments to keep you as current as possible on our market thoughts.

  • One year subscription to the HP Group Report through our Website is $800
    Includes access to:

    • Daily Opening and Closing Comments
    • Hedge Plus Group Report posted on our website every Thursday afternoon
    • Weekly Broadcast messages
    • Cash Sale Alerts, via Broadcast message
  • One year subscription to the Hedge Plus Group Report with Retail trading account is only $400 (all the same access)
  • INCLUDED to clients enrolled in the Hedge Plus Group Complete Program

Our Team

Patrick J Hayes

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Jon Mouradian

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Codi Rodriguez

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Jason Gehler

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Anthony Krocak

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Laura Kraus

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Jim Sheriff

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Jonathan Long

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Steve Lisak

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Brittany Spry

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