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 Comments for June 24
Jun 24, 2024

Highlights

  • The USDA announced the sale of 228 tmt of meal to the Philippines for 2024/2025.
  • Despite the flooding in NW Iowa, southern MN, southeast SD, and nor...
Morning 6.21.2024
Jun 21, 2024

Highlights

  • The trade estimates for today’s Cattle on Feed report: on feed 99, placements 98.5, and marketings 100.5.
  • July grain options expire today. In corn the strike with the most open interest is 450 w...
Morning Highlights 6.20.24
Jun 20, 2024

Highlights

  • The trade estimates for this Friday’s Cattle on Feed report: on feed 99, placements 98.5, and marketings 100.5.
  • July grain options expire this Friday, June 2...
Afternoon Comments
Jun 20, 2024

Highlights

  • Traders returned from the one-day holiday with their selling shoes firmly in place as they looked at better crop weather forecasts for the east. The excessi...
Afternoon Comments
Jun 18, 2024

Highlights

  • In observance of Juneteenth, grain markets are now closed until Wednesday night at 7:00 pm CT. Lots of time ...
Afternoon Comments
Jun 17, 2024

Highlights

  • No export sales announcements this morning.
  • Weather is mixed this week with the east hot and mostly dry this week and the upper Midwest staying wet ...

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

Click to download the current Southeast Farmers Coop Grain Policy document in PDF format.

Discount Schedule

Click to download the current Southeast Farmers Discount Schedule document in PDF format.

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