COLUMBUS — United Producers Inc. announced the launch of risk management solutions on energy, a program that will allow farmers to use options to control risk on energy in smaller increments.
United Producers will offer options on gasoline, diesel fuel and natural gas, and these energy options are only available to farmers.
Gasoline and diesel fuel units will trade in 2,000-gallon increments as compared to full trades of 48,000-gallon units on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Natural gas units will trade in 2,500-mmbtu increments as compared to full trades of 10,000-mmbtu increments on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
“By enabling farmers to use options on smaller increments of energy, we are able to provide practical solutions to more members,” said Dennis Bolling, president and CEO.
United Producers will not physically handle gasoline, diesel fuel or natural gas. The paper transactions will be buying options (puts and calls) only.
More information about risk management is available at www.uproducers.com or by calling 800-456-3276 ext. 2184.
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