Investing in your grain business


Our operations are designed to move yours forward

Southeast Farmers Cooperative grain locations are positioned to access local and global corn and soybean markets, providing our members with competitive bids and modern facilities. 

Our shuttle loader on the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad in Elk Point gives us access to export markets that would otherwise be unavailable. And our South Dakota locations near soybean crushing plants and corn processors allows us to take advantage of local markets when prices are right.

We communicate regularly with our grain customers to make sure we understand their objectives and meet their needs. Whether you need grain contracts, on-farm grain pick up or just another opinion, we’re here for you.  

Talk to our grain team and discover why a partnership with us quickly pays dividends.

Continually Improving Our Facilities

As a farmer-owned cooperative, we look to make investments that contribute to the success of your farming business. Time is money when you’re moving grain, and it’s important to get in, get out and get back to work. 

We’ve made numerous investments in recent years to improve speed and storage at our elevators. This allows us to handle tens of thousands of bushels per hour and store millions of bushels. 

  • We recently upgraded our speed at our terminal in Elk Point to 35,000 bushels/hour. During harvest we also pile grain with two, 25,000 bushel-per-hour conveyors. This brings our dump capacity to 85,000 bushels/hour during harvest.
  • We updated our facility in Beresford, increasing dump speed to 27,000 bushels of soybeans per hour. Corn has increased to 28k/hour.  
  • We have added 1.2 million bushels of bunker storage in Centerville, and the conveyor that feeds it operates at 15,000 bushels/hour.

Grain Contracts

When it comes to grain marketing, it’s best to sell when you want to, not when you need to. But that takes planning and an understanding of your breakeven and potential profit margins. 

We can help with grain contracts that allow you to price bushels ahead to capitalize on opportunities. For example, consider pricing grain at the same time you prepay fertilizer contracts to lock in some margin.  

Southeast Farmers offers you many avenues to price bushels, including cash contracts, basis, basis premium, price builder bonus, min/max and min/max/average.  

With these contracts, you can establish a minimum price, while leaving potential for upside participation should the market move higher after you price some bushels. 

We recommend you be proactive with your grain marketing rather than just taking what you can get. For information on these contracts and others, or any other questions, please reach out to our grain team.


Market Commentary

 

Morning Highlights 7.12.24
Jul 12, 2024

Highlights

  • Good morning! We’re lower once again this morning with wheat giving back a portion of what it gained yesterday. Corn and beans are lower as well as we await the numbers from the USDA at 11 AM CT.
Morning Highlights 7.11.24
Jul 11, 2024

Highlights

  • Good morning! Grain markets are higher this morning with no reason pointing to why, other than a little bit of a technical bounce and indicators showing that we are in oversold territory.
  • Tomorrow the...
Morning Highlights 7.10.24
Jul 10, 2024

Highlights

  • Good Morning! Grain markets are mixed this morning after a less-than-exciting overnight market. Corn ranges were 2’4 cents or less, soybeans ranges 10’2 or less, and wheat markets less than 8 cent...
Afternoon Highlights 7.11.24
Jul 11, 2024

Highlights

Corn, soybeans and wheat all traded positive today! Can’t say there was a lot of fresh news to give us the push. Seems more likely we’ve gotten ourselves oversold and folks covered some short paper ahe...

Afternoon Highlights 7.10.24
Jul 10, 2024

Highlights

  • Good afternoon! Grain markets were beat up again today with double-digit losses in soybeans, and KC and Chicago wheat. Mpls and corn futures were lower as well, other than CU24 that was up just 1’6 cent...
Afternoon Highlights 7.8.2024
Jul 08, 2024

Highlights

With what appears to be no major concerns of too much rain in the West and not enough in the East, the grain markets resumed their bearish tone in price action.

Weather looks non-threating to start the week....

Need a pick up?

If you need grain moved, we may be able to help you out. Call us for a bid!  

Grain Policy 2023

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Discount Schedule

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Harvest Special Hours


  • Beresford

    Monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Saturday

    Closed

    Sunday

    Closed

    Subject to change
     

    Phone
    605.763.2108

  • Centerville

    Monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Saturday

    Closed

    Sunday

    Closed

    Subject to change

    Phone
    605.563.2007

  • Elk Point

    Monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday

    Closed

    Sunday

    Closed

    Subject to change

    Phone
    605.356.2657

  • Spink – Main Office

    Monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Saturday

    Closed

    Sunday

    Closed

    Phone
    605.253.6150

  • Terminal

    Monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday

    Closed

    Sunday

    Closed

    Phone
    605.356.3034

Grain Staff