Foundational Contracts

Lay the foundation of a diversified grain marketing plan.

Simplify with Portfolio Builder

Simplify your grain marketing strategy with one simple contract that uses four powerful strategies to deliver proven results. Portfolio Builder is designed with historical market movements, key seasonal trends, and a diversified plan in mind to support you in your grain marketing strategy.

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Looking to reduce risk and capitalize on opportunities?
Start on solid ground.

Whether you’re building a new grain marketing plan or you’ve been managing your grain marketing for years, foundational contracts are a great way to start building a diversified plan. These contracts are designed to take the complexity out of choosing how and when you sell, add discipline to your plan, help you get the best price for your grain, and help protect you from volatile markets.



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Portfolio Builder

Simplify your grain marketing strategy. Auto-steer for your grain marketing. Diversify your plan across seasons, goals, and market biases without adding more decisions or complexity.

  • Sell grain using 4 proven marketing strategies.
  • Auto-execute sales without daily monitoring or selecting pricing windows.
  • Take advantage of market movements and seasonal pricing.
Use if your market bias is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral


Keep pace and establish benchmarks with average daily pricing. A simple, straightforward way to build a price for your grain, take advantage of seasonality, and reduce both the stress and risk of trying to time the market.

  • Your grain is marketed every day. At the end of the contract, you get the average price.
  • Establish your basis any time prior to delivery and price out at any time.
  • Set it and forget it — auto-executes throughout your selected time period.
Use if your market bias is:
  • Bull
  • Bear
  • Neutral

Foundational contracts in your grain marketing plan.

Foundational contracts are a great way to start diversifying your grain marketing plan, no matter what time of year or how comfortable you feel with grain marketing. Whether you want to take advantage of Cargill’s experience and insights, diversify your portfolio without managing individual contracts, or establish a baseline for future grain marketing, you can start off on solid ground with foundational contracts.

Ready to diversify your grain marketing plan?

Login to see your current contracts and how much grain you have committed. This can help you make informed decisions with the rest of your grain.

Start building your grain marketing plan.

Hard work and preparation are the keys to a prosperous farm. Make sure you have a grain marketing plan that works just as hard as you do.