We are one of the largest U.S. based commercial brokerage firms, working with commercial companies around the world that originate and/or process corn, wheat and soybeans; grow or process sugar, coffee, dairy, lumber and cotton; and produce energy products from crude oil or ethanol. We provide commodity risk management, hedging and complete marketing services to traders, processors, manufacturers’ elevators and end-users. The Commercial Grain Group also works with customers that are further down the value-added chain, including processors, manufacturers and end-users. These customers, which are on the demand side, can benefit from the same principles, market intelligence and strategies as those on the supply side. Our financial tools are designed to manage risk, use the market to limit the impact of volatility, capture and retain quality and specific-trait advantages, control input costs, protect inventory value, and work toward the goal of enhancing margins.