The Commercial Ag Division of R.J. O’Brien provides deep insights and customized strategies in the futures, options and OTC markets for commercial agribusiness companies and hedge funds.

When it comes to the Ag markets, R.J. O’Brien is more than just a broker who takes, executes and clears your trades. We are a strategic ally you can rely on to provide Ag market insights and hedging strategies that come from years of experience, exclusive on-the-ground market intelligence in the cash markets and primary market insights.


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Trade Execution and Clearing

At R.J. O’Brien, you can count on superior, attentive, around-the-clock trade execution and clearing on major global exchanges. Our order desks are staffed with people who understand and are committed to the industry and are intimate with how the markets work and move. If you prefer to place orders online, you have access to R.J. O’Brien’s proprietary trading platforms as well as those from other leading trading platform providers. Additionally, we welcome your interest in writing directly to any of those APIs. Learn more about our voice brokerage, electronic trading and futures clearing services.


Hrvyst can provide your organization with the latest in hedge management technology. It was developed with input from grain industry leaders and by a team of dedicated developers who continue to monitor customer and market trends. After years of real-world testing resulting in an intuitive and dependable software, this superior hedge management technology is designed around the way you work. Hrvyst is a broker-neutral hedge management technology that reduces risk and errors while allowing you to fully own and control your own data.


OTC Agriculture

When standardized exchange-traded contracts don’t fit your commercial hedging strategy, look to the OTC solutions and products available from our OTC division. We’ll structure a product that suits your specific needs—and have it accurately priced within minutes, not hours, with our proprietary tools. Learn more


Ag Risk-Management Consulting

Because we understand the cash markets and their influence on commodity futures prices so well, we can help you efficiently hedge your market risk. Our risk experts employ a proven process:

  1.  First, we work with you to understand your risk management objectives
  2.  Second, we perform a corporate-wide risk-management assessment
  3.  Finally, we develop a customized risk management strategy suited to your specific operation and objectives

Once your baseline approach is in place, we are constantly on the watch for changes in the markets that might require adjustments to your hedging strategies.

Proprietary Market Insights

R.J. O’Brien provides extremely deep, primary market commentary and insights on both market fundamentals and technical, always available online in print, audio and video formats. Learn more about Market Insights.