about us

U.S. Commodities is a full service grain and livestock investment and management firm founded by Don Roose in 1986.

What we offer

We work with grain elevators, cattle and hog feedlots, producers, manufacturers and processors, and bio-fuel companies with their marketing, hedging and investing needs. We make use of futures, options and cash marketing to do this. We work one-on-one with the client to form a solid plan to minimize risk and maximize opportunities. At U.S. Commodities there is always a broker/analyst ready to answer your questions and take your orders. We have instant communications with all trading floors, giving our clients fast access to all markets and commodities in addition to using up-to-date electronic trading platforms. 

We have access to in-depth research on all markets, including basis information. Our own research is made available to our clients through the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week. Don Roose and Jason Roose are often quoted by major news organizations including Reuters, Dow Jones and Bridge News. Their comments can also be seen in major industry publications such as Investor's Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Forbes Magazine. Their comments can be heard on WMT 600 Cedar Rapids and 1040 WHO Des Moines, and are seen on CNBC, MSNBC, IPTV Market to Market, and WHO T.V. in Des Moines, Iowa


Don Roose founded U.S. Commodities in 1986, having previously been a grain analyst for Merrill Lynch and Clayton Brokerage Services. Don is a nationally recognized commodity analyst performing seminars for both national and international commodity groups. Don serves on the board at many farm and commodity groups, and is a regular analyst for national groups such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME). His market comments are frequently quoted and can be heard and read through many major media publications, such as Investors Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal.

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