Farm Marketing Guidance Through Balanced Risk and Reward Solutions

A Note from the Founder 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 Spring 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 HPG – Complete Program is that program.

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.

HPG - Complete Program

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

We can help you by being your eyes and ears with the goal of selling your cash crops at the highest possible price and we use all tools available to add value and manage risk. 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.

  • Includes the HPG – Report
  • Hogs and Cattle (reduced grain fees applied when combined with Hogs and Cattle)
  • Cash Sale Alerts, Via Broadcast message

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HPG - Report

The HPG – 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 market information 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 HPG – Report through our Website is $400 and includes access to:

  • Daily Opening and Closing Comments
  • HPG – Report posted on our website every Thursday afternoon
  • Weekly Broadcast messages
  • Cash Sale Alerts, via Broadcast message

One year subscription to the HPG – Report is INCLUDED to clients enrolled in the Hedge Plus Group Complete Program

We look forward to partnering with you for a free 30-day trial of the HPG – Report. If you would like to work with an HPG Advisor, please call (262) 429-2701. There is a 30-day introduction period for you at no cost, no obligation.