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Grain Elevator Financing

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Merchandising:  What's the Worst that Could Happen?

As the season of fall harvest planning is upon us, let us take a moment to review the idea, and the reality, of the importance of having a grain flow...

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The Process of Canadian Mark-to-Market Grain Accounting

The process of Mark-to-Market accounting for Canadian grain elevators basically looks like this:

  1. Develop the routine of tracking data on the six...
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Six Essential Reports: Accurate Mark-to-Market Accounting for Canadian Grain Elevators

Historical business truths typically come from very simple concepts. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” (Warren Buffet). “A penny saved...

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The Key to Obtain Financing for Grain Merchandising

The end of summer brings thoughts of planning and profitability. Grain companies that buy grain from producers and sell it immediately to users of...

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6 Steps to Trust but Verify Grain Business Position Reports

“Trust but verify” is a Russian proverb Ronald Reagan made famous, but risk managers, CFO’s and grain company lenders live by it today.

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Navigating The Bermuda Triangle of Grain Repos and Grain Swaps

This week's blog will answer some frequently asked questions regarding some alternative grain company financing tools. For a general overview of...

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Grain Elevator Financing Tip: Over The Counter Commodity Futures Swaps

Volatile prices and the difficulty accessing credit during peak financing periods opened the market to provide commodity futures swaps as a method of...

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Grain Elevator Financing Tip: Inventory Repurchase Agreements

Volatile prices mixed with a need to build working capital and equity pushed inventory repurchase agreements into the grain elevator financing and...

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Grain Elevator Financing Tip: Financing Forward Contracts

Forward contract financing has become an essential piece of the grain elevator financing package. The modern day elevator must be able to help...

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Grain Elevator Financing Tip: Borrowing Base Reconciliation

Where much is given, much is required and this is certainly true with collateral audits.  The increased grain elevator financing requirements have...

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