Columbia Grain Producer Solutions
Columbia Grain Producer Solutions offers the up-to-date targeted marketing insights and education producers need to gain the competitive advantage. This innovative platform brings growth opportunities to our producers, highlighting better pricing tools to cultivate greater returns today and in the future. The platform fosters connectivity, reliability, and above all trusted relationships with each farmer, bringing them marketing products and risk management consulting that will address their specific challenges.
"Columbia Grain Producer Solutions gives our producers the market advantage," said Columbia Grain’s Director of Risk Management, Phil Symons. "Our tools are strategically selected to help increase their return. All tools are different, and market conditions vary. Our goal is to highlight the available tools and offer the guidance needed to help evaluate which tool fits best for each farmer."
Latest USDA Charts
Tune into our Daily Market Commentary Videos to access the latest market information and recommendations for marketing success. Providing a pulse on fast-moving markets, Phil Symons hosts our merchants for a comprehensive view of current market activity and how this impacts your marketing strategy.
Meet Columbia Grain's Director of Customer Risk Management, Phil Symons
Symons is a grain merchant with decades of experience in risk management, market analytics, commodity trading, and product sourcing. He’s been indispensable to PNW producers, helping them with purchasing and management decisions through a farmer-owned coop and the milling industry. At CGI, he is the knowledge and expertise behind Columbia Grain Producer Solutions, dedicated to develop- ing strategic marketing tools and assisting producers with their overall risk management of operations to provide trusted solutions that will cultivate growth.
Columbia Grain Pricing Tools
Navigating volatile markets can be difficult. Our comprehensive portfolio of solutions helps producers to manage their risk to cultivate greater returns. Contact your local Columbia Grain representative to learn how we can help you select the right marketing products that will complement your marketing plan, cover your market exposure, and maximize potential.
"CGI has been instrumental in my marketing strategy, advising on the best contracts and how to use them to their full potential. Over the past year, I've been doing pretty well with HTAs, receiving a substantial gain, but then CGI recommended rolling them backwards. I didn't even know rolling them backwards was favorable. I gained a little of $10K in just one HTA, and an additional $15K rolling back a few 50other HTAs recently, too."
– Andy Baldus of B4 Sunrise Farms LLC, Nezperce, ID.
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