Grain Contract Options

ALCIVIA’s grain marketing services offer a wide range of grain contracting options to accommodate your strategic requirements and financial goals.

  • CASH SALE
    Sale of grain at today’s price, nearby delivery, or out of storage at the elevator.
  • FORWARD CONTRACT
    Delivery for a future date and available for at least two years out. You can place firm offers with us that we can watch for you.
  • FIXED BASIS CONTRACT
    This sets the basis price while leaving the futures price open. Sometimes advances are available on a fixed basis contract.
  • HEDGE TO ARRIVE (HTA)
    In this futures-only contract, you set the futures price (CBOT price) and leave the basis open.
  • MINIMUM PRICE CONTRACT
    Floor price is set with upside open. Generally involves selling grain and buying a call option.
  • MINIMUM PRICE WITH A CEILING (FENCE)
    Floor price with a limited upside. (Minimum – Maximum Price.) Buy a put, sell a call.
  • PREMIUM OFFER CONTRACT
    Sell bushels at a premium in exchange for a firm offer on additional bushels at a specific price and date.
  • DIRECT SHIP
    Ask about our opportunities to direct ship to local markets such as ethanol plants, processors, or others.