Why Standard Grain

About the business

Standard Grain is a commodity brokerage and consulting firm, headquartered in Chicago, IL. Our customers include farmers, feedlot operators, and commercial grain operations across the United States. Standard Grain’s customers value our hands-on approach to customer service, and look forward to our daily email updates.


Standard Grain is a registered introducing broker, guaranteed by Straits Financial, LLC. Straits provides its brokers and customers with excellent service and also provides complete transparency in regards to customer segregated funds. www.straitsfinancial.com

Straits Financial Group is the brokerage division of CWT Limited, one of the world’s largest logistics companies and the largest publicly traded one in South-East Asia. CWT has offices and warehouses worldwide, employs 5,000+, and provides customer connections to 120 ports and 1,200 destinations around the globe. www.cwtlimited.com

About Joe

Joe Vaclavik is the founder and president of Standard Grain, Inc. He deals directly with all of our customers. Joe spends much of his time on the road, travelling to farms, feedlots and grain elevators for meetings and speaking engagements. Joe provides market commentary for news outlets including: CNBC, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, US Farm Report, Ag Day, Reuters, Dow Jones, RuralRadio80 (SiriusXM), Bloomberg, Sky News (Australia), KFRM (Kansas), WILL (Illinois), Linder Farm Network (Minnesota) and many more.  Mr. Vaclavik is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agribusiness, Farm, and Financial Management.

Contact Joe: Phone (312) 462-4438 Email info@standardgrain.com

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