During the Pioneer Media Event Chet Hollingshead visited with Tonia Carpenter, Pioneer Sr. Marketing Manager and Jason Tatge, CEO, Farms Technology.
Tonia says they have a new program to add value to growers, DPP grain desk. She says that after talking with growers the focus always goes back to grain marketing and finding a way to “jump on the volatility of the markets.” That has been accomplished in conjunction with Farms Technology. Tonia says grower adoption of this electronic trading platform has been good. She says once the first sale is made it gets easy and more acceptable. The DPP grain desk (formerly MarketPoint® resource) is an enhanced electronic grain marketing platform that can help growers maximize their profitability in today’s volatile markets.
Jason says one example of how growers can connect with buyers is to visit the website of a participating ethanol plant and the information on how to access the DPP will be front and center. You basically create an account that you can then manage via a mobile app.
You can listen to Chet’s interview with Tonia and Jason here: Interview with Tonia Carpenter & Jason Tatge