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Commodity & Ingredient Hedging is a technology enabled risk management firm that provides education and customized price risk management services to businesses impacted by volatility in the agriculture commodities markets. Through a unique, objective approach to identifying and quantifying risk, we help our clients make better decisions and confidently implement superior, long-term margin management strategies that allow them to sustain and grow their businesses.

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CIH provides targeted education where participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the price risk factors specific to their industry and the full range of available contracting alternatives to manage this exposure over time to attain a greater degree of control over profit margins. Participants will experience data-driven decision making for better price management.

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Commitment to Trust & Value

CIH prides itself on enduring client relationships built on a commitment to establish trust and provide the necessary services and tools to empower confident decision making. We customize effective risk management programs that take into consideration a company’s overall market exposure on net cash, futures, options, insurance, and swaps. Many of the technology-based solutions used in our proprietary software platforms were developed through 20 years of direct input and feedback from our clients who see us as long-term partners in their ongoing risk management efforts.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

In the videos below, you can hear directly from our clients about how CIH helps agriculture producers gain control over their commodity price risk.

Testimonials are not indicative of future success. Individuals providing testimonials were not compensated.

It’s made my risk management more efficient.

Greg Bell, President

Feedport USA

February 06, 2018

Having CIH gives me more confidence in executing.

Joe Dykhuis, President

Dykhuis Farms

April 11, 2023

The strategy helps me sleep better.

Ken Qualls, CFO

House of Raeford Farms

February 06, 2018

I wouldn’t want to do it any other way. It wouldn’t work.

Paul Mossner

New Horizons Pork

January 15, 2020

That’s one of the things I really appreciate about CIH, they’re not ...

Mike Paustian, Part 3

Paustian Enterprises

February 20, 2020

It's just a really streamlined experience for me.

Mike Paustian, Part 2

Paustian Enterprises

February 20, 2020

It shouldn't matter if markets go up or down the next day.

Mike Paustian, Part 1

Paustian Enterprises

February 20, 2020
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CIH Risk Management Library

February 08, 2024
FEBRUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES:

The February WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, ...

The February WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, and wheat as domestic ending stocks are estimated near pre-report expectations. USDA did address continued expectations ...

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February 07, 2024
USDA Livestock Insurance: A Game Changer in Risk Management

Livestock producers around the country have increased their use of government-sponsored ...

Livestock producers around the country have increased their use of government-sponsored livestock insurance in recent years. Livestock Risk Protection Insurance (LRP) is an insurance product designed ...

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February 01, 2024
Livestock Price Insurance - the Do's and the Don'ts

Livestock Price Insurance - the Do's and the Don'ts As we have written many ...

Livestock Price Insurance - the Do's and the Don'ts As we have written many times in this space, Livestock Risk Protection (LRP Insurance) has become an integral part of many livestock producers’ ...

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January 18, 2024
HRC Futures: Navigating HRC Market Depth

HRC Futures: Navigating HRC Market Depth Much discussion has centered on ...

HRC Futures: Navigating HRC Market Depth Much discussion has centered on HRC futures and option liquidity. The perceived lack of liquidity is often used as a reason for not engaging in risk ...

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January 12, 2024
JANUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES:

JANUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES: The January WASDE report was ...

JANUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES: The January WASDE report was viewed as relatively bearish for corn, soybeans, and wheat as global ending stocks were increased for all three commodities ...

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December 28, 2023
White Paper on Subsidy Harvesting

White Paper on Subsidy Harvesting Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) has become ...

White Paper on Subsidy Harvesting Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) has become an integral part of many livestock producers’ risk management toolbox in recent years. The program is intended ...

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December 08, 2023
DECEMBER 2023 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES:

The December WASDE report was largely in line with expectations and relatively ...

The December WASDE report was largely in line with expectations and relatively neutral for the corn, soybean, and wheat markets. Market attention remains focused on export demand and South American ...

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December 04, 2023
Utilizing Steel Futures Spreads

Utilizing Steel Futures Spreads When discussing the futures forward curve, ...

Utilizing Steel Futures Spreads When discussing the futures forward curve, using terms like contango and backwardation are used frequently. We want to take time to discuss why these concepts ...

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November 09, 2023
NOVEMBER 2023 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES:

NOVEMBER WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES: The November WASDE report was viewed ...

NOVEMBER WASDE REPORT SUMMARY & NOTES: The November WASDE report was viewed as relatively negative corn and wheat and neutral for soybeans. This report contained insights from both producer ...

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November 02, 2023
Mandatory Price Reporting: Make it Essential

The risk of a government shutdown not only threatens the availability of important ...

The risk of a government shutdown not only threatens the availability of important market data, but also could endanger the viability of an important risk management tool to protect hog farmers. Success ...

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