Halo Commodity Company, LLC. is a cash grain brokerage and marketing consulting agency focused on providing transparency, price discovery and risk management for farmers.
Kevin Buxa, President
Kevin is the founder of Halo Commodity Company, LLC. He grew up in a farming family in Harvey, ND where he graduated and attended North Dakota State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. Following graduation, he worked for a large grain company in the Twin Cities where he traded primarily oilseeds (canola, flax, sunflowers and soybeans) learning valuable information about cross country grain flow and logistics via truck, rail and barge. After two years in MN, he felt the tug to get back to North Dakota and took a merchandiser position at an elevator in western ND. There he traded the wide variety of crops grown in that part of the state, while learning valuable information about elevator operations and grain flow on a localized level.
In January 2014, Kevin left the elevator to form Halo Commodity Company, LLC. His philosophy in the formation of the company is to provide transparency and marketing expertise to better serve farmers trying to sell their grain. The combination of Kevin’s experience in large volume grain movement and local market dynamics give him a good perspective on the many dynamic factors that determine price movement and market discovery.
Ryan Anderson, Marketing Manager (Ryan.Anderson@halocommodities.com)
Ryan has been involved in agriculture for nearly all his life. Growing up on a farm south of Fargo near Kindred, ND, he learned the values of how hard work and good stewardship to the land can pay off for a rewarding life in agriculture. He went to school at North Dakota State University graduating in Agricultural Economics. It was an internship in Grain Origination working for an elevator near Sioux Falls, SD, where he realized he would make a career in commodity marketing. After graduating from NDSU in 2010 he took a Grain Origination position working for a shuttle loading elevator in Barnesville, MN. Here he worked closely with producers learning about their operations and assisted in helping each producer make the appropriate cash sales and futures positions for their business. He remained at this company until joining Halo Commodities where he is excited to take his experiences from the grain industry and apply it to helping producers market their grain!
Tregg Cronin, Market Analyst
Tregg has worked in many areas of the agriculture industry including time as a commodity broker, grain buyer, elevator operations and production ag with his family farming operation. Tregg grew up on the farm he now works at with his family as Cronin Farms, Inc. in Gettysburg, SD. He graduated from the University of St Thomas in St. Paul, MN in 2009, after which he took a job with CHS, Inc. in their commodity training program. During this time he worked in a country location buying grain from farmers, loading shuttle trains and merchandising the grain leaving the elevator. In addition, time was also spent in CHS’s Grain Marketing department merchandising barges heading for New Orleans. Following his training program, Tregg was hired full time with CHS’s commodity brokerage, CHS Hedging, Inc. He worked there for two years managing risk for farmer and elevator clients as well as providing daily market commentary and research. In April of 2013, Tregg returned to his family’s diversified crop and livestock operation where he works today. Tregg contributes to various media outlets on commodity markets as well as presenting commodity outlook presentations during the offseason. He is excited to bring his knowledge of the grain markets to Halo Commodities and provide insight to Midwest producers.
Good Morning, The story yesterday was most certainly the US Dollar weakness, at least as it pertains to commodities. Obviously the record highs in equity markets were a feature, but the USD traded to the lowest level since July, moving below the 100-day moving average in the process. USD strength, or at least lack …
Good Morning, The US Dollar Index is weaker this morning and trading at the lowest level since late July. In the process, the USD has also moved back below the 50 and 100-day moving averages with the 200-day just below at 92.5938. From a weekly standpoint, a clear-cut bullish divergence in momentum is present …
Good Morning, Some scattered showers around the Northern Plains, otherwise quiet across the Midwest. The run of dry weather across the corn belt and Plains appears to be coming to an end, especially by mid-week. This morning’s GFS model shows heavy rainfall accumulatios by the weekend across the southern plains and central/eastern corn belt. …