Grain marketing is one of the biggest challenges any farmer faces.

Our grain team can help you devise a marketing plan that helps place a floor under your income while allowing you to take advantage of short-term price moves.

Grain Overview

Are you getting the best possible price for your grain?

It often comes down to who you are selling it to

At Key, we have one over-riding objective among our grain team members: to help you make more money on every bushel you sell. No corporate grain buyer is interested in paying you a single penny more for your corn and soybeans than they absolutely have to. Doesn’t matter if it’s a giant grain company, or the local ethanol plant. They make more when you make less.

As a cooperative owned by farmers, on the other hand, our interests are closely aligned with yours. We work for you, and want you to succeed by marketing your crops at the best possible prices. The Key team is in the grain market every single day, and can help you match the bushels you have to sell with buyers who are offering the highest bids at any given time. We can also show you strategies to capture short-term price moves over the course of the growing season, whether you have any actual grain in the bin, or not.

Markets


 

Change Location
CORN  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
History May 31, 2021
732'2s
@C1N 0.01 7.33 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 13'4
History Jun 30, 2021
732'2s
@C1N 0.08 7.40 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 13'4
History Jul 31, 2021
732'2s
@C1N 0.14 7.46 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 13'4
History Oct 31, 2021
636'4s
@C1Z -0.30 6.07 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'0
History Dec 31, 2021
636'4s
@C1Z -0.31 6.06 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'0
History Jan 31, 2022
640'0s
@C2H -0.35 6.05 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'6
History Feb 28, 2022
640'0s
@C2H -0.33 6.07 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'6
History Mar 31, 2022
640'0s
@C2H -0.31 6.09 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'6
History Oct 31, 2022
524'6s
@C2Z -0.49 4.76 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -3'0
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
History May 31, 2021
1589'6s
@S1N 0.15 16.05 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 20'2
History Jun 30, 2021
1589'6s
@S1N 0.15 16.05 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 20'2
History Jul 31, 2021
1589'6s
@S1N 0.15 16.05 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 20'2
History Oct 31, 2021
1433'4s
@S1X -0.71 13.63 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 24'4
History Dec 31, 2021
1430'4s
@S2F -0.59 13.72 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 24'4
History Jan 31, 2022
1430'4s
@S2F -0.60 13.71 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 24'4
History Feb 28, 2022
1392'6s
@S2H -0.81 13.12 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 18'0
History Oct 31, 2022
1273'6s
@S2X -0.81 11.93 05/07/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 9'2
Website grain prices are to be used as a reference only and may be delayed 10-30 minutes. Please call your local Key Cooperative location for the latest bids.
Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN @C1K 7.7275 7.6325 7.7275 7.7500 7.5500 0.1325
CORN @C1N 7.3225 7.1900 7.3225 7.3525 7.1550 0.1350
CORN @C1U 6.5475 6.4650 6.5475 6.5600 6.3850 0.0925
CORN @C1Z 6.3650 6.2750 6.3650 6.3800 6.1825 0.1100
CORN @C2H 6.4000 6.3000 6.4000 6.4050 6.2225 0.1175
CORN @C2K 6.3975 6.2950 6.3975 6.4000 6.2225 0.1200
SOYBEANS @S1K 16.2100 16.1450 16.2100 16.3025 16.0250 0.1550
SOYBEANS @S1N 15.8975 15.6625 15.8975 15.9950 15.6225 0.2025
SOYBEANS @S1Q 15.3750 15.1250 15.3750 15.4700 15.0950 0.2175
SOYBEANS @S1U 14.6850 14.4200 14.6850 14.7825 14.4000 0.2500
SOYBEANS @S1X 14.3350 14.0900 14.3350 14.4325 14.0650 0.2450
SOYBEANS @S2F 14.3050 14.0550 14.3050 14.3975 14.0400 0.2450
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Local Weather

Change Location
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Feels Like
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Humidity
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Dew Point
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Barometer
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Sunset
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Grain Contracts & Marketing

Run your operation at its most profitable level

Our grain marketing solutions involve much more than grain bids posted online. We’re here to guide you, and you’ll deal with people you know and trust. We offer grain contracts at Key Cooperative for both old and new crop bushels and our grain team will assist you in making the right decision for your financial goals. Contact your local risk management specialist to learn more about contract options.
 

Explore Grain Marketing Options

Discount Schedule & Policies

Disposition of Grain


The driver will provide the scale operator with the grain owner’s name and division of the grain. Also notify the scale operator on the last load and disposition of the grain (store, sell, condo storage, etc). If no instructions are given, the grain will be first applied to all open contracts by location on the 20th day from the date of first delivery. Unpriced grain which has been held beyond the 20 day limit will be considered stored with the Average Delivery Date to be considered the deposit date (with appropriate storage-drying shrink rates assessed). A new delivery period will then be started.

Soybeans

WAREHOUSE RECEIPT STORAGE RATES
Applies September 1 – March 31
Soybeans: fraction thereof .167 cents per day (5 cents/mo)

Applies April 1 - July 31
Soybeans: fraction thereof .10 cents per day (3 cents/mo)
 
Applies August 1 - August 31
Soybeans: fraction thereof .133 cents per day (4 cents/mo)

Note: Grain stored for more than 12 months will be charged the same rates for the same periods outlined above.
PRICE LATER SOYBEANS
MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS
SOYBEAN MOISTURE DISCOUNT SCHEDULE
HANDLING CHARGES
AFLATOXIN DISCOUNT SCHEDULE
SHRINK
FOREIGN MATERIALS DISCOUNT
DAMAGE
OTHER DISCOUNTS

Corn

WAREHOUSE RECEIPT STORAGE RATES
PRICE LATER CORN
MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS
MOISTURE DISCOUNT
AFLATOXIN DISCOUNT SCHEDULE
HANDLING CHARGES
SHRINK
GRAIN BANK
FOREIGN MATERIALS DISCOUNT
DAMAGE
OTHER DISCOUNTS
TEST WEIGHT DISCOUNTS
CUSTOM DRYING
ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY

UPDATED: 03/15/2021
Crop Insurance

How much is enough?

 

Our risk managers are here to help

 

Crop insurance is an important risk management tool every farmer should consider. Purchasing too much insurance is an unnecessary expense, and too little can leave in a bind should planting conditions or weather events during the growing season leave you short a crop. Our crop insurance partners at Mason City All Risk Insurance, Inc. can help you build a level of insurance protection that is right for your farm.

Grain Team