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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you have questions about our experience, services, or opening and funding an account, First Capitol Ag is here to help provide information and guidance every step of the way.

View answers to frequently asked questions below.

First Capitol Ag is a trade name used by the Wedbush Futures division of Wedbush Securities Inc. (“Wedbush”). Wedbush is a futures commission merchant and registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Futures customers should be aware that futures accounts, including options on futures, are not protected under the Securities Investor Protection Act. We are registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a member of the National Futures Associations (NFA). The assets of customers held with a US FCM are well protected because of the financial safeguards created by the CFTC, the NFA and all United States futures exchanges. The financial obligations of First Capitol Ag are subject to continuous audit and enforcement by the regulatory agencies.

Since 1989, First Capitol Ag has focused its efforts on assisting producers and processors with their marketing and risk management needs. Because all our staff have agricultural backgrounds and/or ag education, we naturally understand and address the challenges our clients face. In addition, our staff is featured regularly on national farm programs and our president has served on the National Futures Association Board of Directors. More importantly, numerous bankers, consultants, and farm management groups recommend our services to their clients.

There is no management fee, consulting fee, per/acre or per/head charge. We keep it simple! The only fee charged by First Capitol Ag is a $40 per contract, whether buying or selling. Using industry terminology, that is $80.00 per round-turn.

To get started, simply fill out the First Capitol Ag online account application. Once your application has been approved, you can fund your account via ACH, bank wire transfer, or a check made payable to Wedbush Securities, Inc. Minimum to open is $1000.

Choose a convenient way to submit your account application:

Apply Online

Fast, easy, paperless application utilizing digital signatures. Please call 888.747.0843 with any questions or issues with the online account application process. START NOW

Apply by Mail or FAX

Download the PDF application form. Print, complete and return via mail or fax. Please include a copy of a form of a valid ID. No access to a printer? No problem, call 888.747.0843 and we will mail you a paper application.

  • Download New Account Application form
  • Fax 608-348-5986 or mail completed account application to:
  • First Capitol Ag
    147 Keystone Parkway, Suite 109
    P.O. Box 25
    Platteville, WI 53818

Choose from 3 easy ways to fund your account. Please note that we cannot accept cash, credit cards, or money orders. The source of the funds must originate from the same name as on the new account application.

Fund by ACH

Save a stamp and have your check sent electronically via ACH. To initiate an ACH, please complete the ACH Authorization Form. Send completed ACH Authorization form and a copy of a voided check to or FAX to 608-348-5986. New accounts funded by ACH have a 5 business day waiting period. ACH’s can only be accepted from U.S. citizens.

Fund by Check

Mail your personal check made payable to Wedbush Securities, Inc. to:

First Capitol Ag
147 Keystone Parkway, Suite 109
P.O. Box 25
Platteville, WI 53818

Fund by Bank Wire

The fastest way to fund your account – cleared funds are generally received the same day they are sent.

Call 888-747-0843 today for wire instructions.