Market Data, Inc. - A Farm Profit Enhancement Service PO Box 90 Oberlin, Kansas 67749
Phone: (800) 867 - 8289
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How do we contact you?

You may send us an e-mail at or call us at 1-800-867-8289.  Our mailing address is Market Data, Inc.   P.O. Box 90  Oberlin, KS  67749-0090.

How long has Market Data, Inc. (MDI) been in business? 

MDI was formed in 1995 by Gregory K. Lohoefener to provide a more in-depth grain service to farmers and ranchers due to the flexibility offered under the Freedom-to-Farm program.  It is our goal to alert users when a GOOD pricing opportunity occurs (within 10% of a potential high price) or a POOR pricing opportunity occurs (within 10% of a potential low price).  We do this with the use of a computerized rating system that combines both technical and fundamental factors.  This is a rating for your exact location and not just a generalization.  We can create reports for any location in the U.S.!

What products are available on the service?

MDI currently offers marketing assistance on wheat, corn/milo, soybeans, sunflowers, on weekly reports and livestock analysis tools.  Information is provided weekly in the form of weekly reports as well as at least weekly updates on marketing advice under the GREG'S GOSSIP column.  MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS review market fundamentals and technical indicators for the next 30 days along with target prices and specific marketing strategies. A MARKETING PLAN which allows users to develop their own cash flow and target prices then link this to a MONITOR PLAN where they can develop specific marketing strategies and keep track of their marketing progress throughout the year. QUICK CHECK is a service that allows for reviewing the probability of futures or cash price movement during a shorter period of time.

What is the cost of the MDI service and when is payment due?

The service costs $400 for the first commodity and then $100 for each additional commodity added.  Corn and Milo are treated as one commodity. Payment is made annually in advance.  Discounts are offered to those who attend one of our training seminars on How to Use the service.  A copy of the SERVICE AGREEMENT is available on this site.

Does the service have any marketing RULES OF RISK?

MDI follows a practice of not giving our customers advice that will place them at risk of non-production losses, etc..  We believe that risk management should be considered prior to implementing our advice - see our RULES OF RISK.

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