The Universal Optimizer is our most powerful and encompassing cash market product, providing a portal for farmers to view all cash market data available in our system. Unlike our Standard Optimizer product, the Universal Optimizer displays a greatly-expanded geographic area of available data, enabling subscribers to view cash markets for any delivery location, shipping cost, or storage cost. Multiple farm accounts or bin locations can be monitored simultaneously.

Farm locations, production values, trucking and storage costs can be entered to find the optimal market and delivery month for sale or purchase of grain. We offer an entire staff of cash market specialists working for you. Over time, we have found that the Universal Optimizer will find farmers on average an extra 10 to 20 cents per bushel in the cash market. To put that in perspective, for the typical farmer who planted 2,000 acres of corn and harvested a 160 bushel yield, that extra 10 cents translates into $32,000!

All data is geo-coded for easy retrieval through a zip code, and returned prices are based on distance to that zip code. Facility contact information is displayed via hover menu. This valuable feature allows users to contact potential buyers quickly and easily when they see an opportunity.

The Universal Optimizer is much more than just price data. Included is a full suite of tools to help process raw cash market data into intelligent business decisions. These tools provide access basis maps to compare elevator bids for a specific geographic region, basis charts to see individual market basis history, price charts to view individual cash market price history, 10-minute delayed futures quotes, and barge rate data to monitor transportation costs throughout the river system

Key features of the Universal Optimizer tools
  • View spot and forward cash market bids up to 12 months out
  • Bid data available throughout the continental US
  • Mapping of spot and forward prices or basis
  • Charting of current and historical prices or basis
  • Favorite market bid tracking
  • Identify the best market(s) based on price, location, storage, and trucking costs
  • IResults can be sorted by net returns or distance from delivery location

If you’re trying to find the most effective and profitable way to sell grain, the Universal Optimizer provides you with powerful tools for making timely and informed decisions.

  • Universal Cashbids
  • Universal Barge Rates
  • Universal Favorite Markets
  • Universal Mapping
  • Universal Dashboard