Research & Advisory

Research & Advisory

We engage in transactional and strategic advisory services for clients involved in all aspects of the agricultural, energy and environmental commodity marketplace. View examples of our research projects and advisory engagements.


Margin Management

We facilitate comprehensive commodity margin management solutions for dairy, livestock, ethanol, biodiesel and other commodity processors. See examples of how clients use our proprietary risk system and regular meetings to model, track, stress-test and manage their margins.


Crop Progress Update - 8-20-18

Crop Progress Update – 8/20/18

According to USDA, corn dough and dent progress and soybean pod setting progress have remained ahead of historical seasonal figures through the week ending Aug 19th however good-to-excellent crop conditions declined to within one percent of five year average figures for both corn and soybeans. Corn: Corn dough progress as of the week ending Aug

DDGS Price & Value Update – Aug ’18

Aug ’18 Central Illinois DDGS Prices Rebounded Slightly From the Jul ’18 Seven Month Low Aug 18th Central Illinois DDGS Prices Finished Flat Week-Over-Week but up 28.4% YOY Aug ’18 Central Illinois DDGS Percent of Cash Corn Values Rebounded Slightly Aug 18th Central Illinois DDGS Percent of Cash Corn Finished 28.4% Higher on a YOY