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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

June 12, 2024
JUNE 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES:

JUNE 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: Today’s WASDE report was relatively ...

JUNE 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: Today’s WASDE report was relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, and wheat with most estimates coming in line with analysts’ pre-report expectations. ...

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June 06, 2024
Volatility in the Market Place

Volatility in the Market Place Producers often experience price shocks due ...

Volatility in the Market Place Producers often experience price shocks due to discrepancies in supply and demand, which are rarely understood in real time. Usually only after the dust has settled ...

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June 03, 2024
Understanding Option Volatility and Price Implications

Most option traders understand how the premium is impacted by the direction ...

Most option traders understand how the premium is impacted by the direction of the underlying futures market. Because puts allow owners to protect lower prices, the value of the put increases ...

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May 10, 2024
MAY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES:

MAY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: Today’s report provided the first ...

MAY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: Today’s report provided the first look at new crop balance sheets and incorporated acreage estimates from March’s Prospective Plantings report. ...

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May 01, 2024
Opportunity Knocks: Pork Margin Outlook

Opportunity Knocks: Pork Margin Outlook Following nearly two years of below ...

Opportunity Knocks: Pork Margin Outlook Following nearly two years of below breakeven margins, the outlook for pork producers has improved in recent months. While the change in tide has felt ...

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April 11, 2024
APRIL 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES:

APRIL 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: The April WASDE report was ...

APRIL 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: The April WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, and wheat as stock balance sheets were slightly higher than expectations. ...

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March 28, 2024
2024 Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Summary

2024 Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Summary Today’s Prospective ...

2024 Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Summary Today’s Prospective Plantings report provided USDA’s estimate for principal crop acreage for the upcoming crop year. Acreage estimates ...

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March 08, 2024
MARCH 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES:

MARCH 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: The March WASDE report was viewed ...

MARCH 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: The March WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, and wheat as balance sheets were in line with expectations. Market attention ...

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February 21, 2024
What to do about Basis?

What to do About Basis? HRC Futures and Volatility It’s no secret that ...

What to do About Basis? HRC Futures and Volatility It’s no secret that HRC futures have been particularly volatile over the past several years. Most recent instance was the outsized break ...

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

FEBRUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: The February WASDE report ...

FEBRUARY 2024 WASDE REPORT SUMMARY AND NOTES: The February WASDE report was viewed as relatively neutral for corn, soybeans, and wheat as domestic ending stocks are estimated near pre-report ...

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