"Ohio producer Nathan Fortkamp claims he lost thousands of dollars in potential soybean profits this summer when his longtime grain merchandiser, Bunge, sold 10% of his expected crop before a rally that raised prices by nearly $3 per bushel. . . . "
"Kevin McNew, commodity broker and manager at Grain Hedge in Bozeman, Mont., thinks the best approach for farmers is to spread risk by working with multiple third parties including merchandisers and commodity brokers, and to use several marketing tools for grain." http://www.agweb.com/article/can-i-trust-my-grain-merchandiser-to-sell-at-the-right-time-naa-nate-birt/