Organic Grain Swaps

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed with Mercaris to facilitate the first price risk management derivatives in the form of OTC swaps on organic grains. We have worked closely with industry regulators to receive approval for this new hedging tool. In this collaboration, Mercaris will function as a trusted third-party data provider for swap pricing, and as a registered Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a Swap Firm and a member of the National Futures Association, we will facilitate swap transactions. Together this data and brokerage solution opens up the opportunity for you to manage your organic grain price risk.

Atten Babler has long experience in establishing risk management products for emerging and thinly traded agriculture and energy commodities markets, including grains, dairy, carbon and renewable energy. This is a groundbreaking effort to allow the organic grain industry to manage fluctuations in market prices. You now have the opportunity to manage one of the largest sources of uncertainty in the supply chain – price volatility.

To get started, Atten Babler will be convening a small working group to structure and execute swap trades. The purpose of the working group will be two-fold: first, to educate members about how these contracts will work, and second, to afford members the opportunity to execute contracts if desired. If your company is interested in participating in this program, either as a potential party to a trade, or as an observer, please respond to this email with the name, title and contact information of the principle point of contact, and our representative will contact you directly with further details. We are excited about advancing the opportunity to manage organic grain price risk and we look forward to speaking with you soon!