Brock Associates has excelled in helping farmers, farm owners and agribusinesses manage opportunities and risks in agricultural commodity markets for more than three decades. Our comprehensive line of products and services is designed to meet the complete needs of today’s agricultural community—from the self-directed farmer or company seeking timely, accurate and useful market intelligence to the customer who wants to turn over total marketing responsibility to an independent third party.
Brock Associates’ strong team of professionals keeps you informed about overall market dynamics and current price direction and provides you with practical risk management solutions. We specialize in commodity marketing information and solutions for individuals and companies who buy or sell. . .
- Soybean Meal
- Soybean Oil
- Financial Markets
Breaking New Ground
Brock Associates was founded in October 1980 by Richard A. Brock who grew up on a central Indiana farm. In 1978, while chief economist for Top Farmers of America—now known as ARI Network Services, Richard was hired to be the personal commodity consultant to Forrest Mars, founder and owner of Mars Candy. In addition to consulting on various commodities, Richard managed grain sales on land owned by Mars. At that time, no market advisory firm had specialized in handling grain sales and purchases from a consulting position on a national basis. Mr. Mars became the first client of what is now Brock Associates.
Today Brock Associates is one of the largest and most respected agricultural commodity marketing consulting firms in the United States. Office locations include:
- Milwaukee, Wis. – main office
- Destin, Fla.
- Quincy, Ill.
- Owatonna, Minn.
- Tipton, Ind.
- West Liberty, Iowa
- Sturgis, Mich.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- Water Valley, Kent.
Today the Brock Associates team manages grain sales on more than 500,000 acres of row crop production throughout North America and oversees grain purchases for numerous agribusinesses. Farm size of subscribers and consulting clients ranges from 600 acres to 30,000-plus acres, with individuals using a variety of consulting services.
Products, Services for Your Marketing Success
Because marketing needs differ, Brock Associates offers a variety of agricultural market advisory products and services.
- The Brock Report. . .
- Brock Daily Market Comments. . .
- Brock Dairy Report. . .
- Brock Market Edge. . .
If you would like to manage the risks of your farm or company with the assistance of a dedicated professional commodity marketing team, call us today at 800-558-3431 to discuss which products/services might work best for you.