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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 FCA are subject to continuous audit and enforcement by the regulatory agencies.

Since 1989, FCA 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 FCA 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 new account application. You can fund your account with an e-check, bank wire transfer or a check made payable to First Capitol Ag (FCA) for $1000.

Complete and submit your account forms in one of three ways:

Apply Online

Fast, easy, paperless application utilizing digital signatures! If you have any questions or comments about your submitted application, call us or send an email and mention the name you entered on your application.

Apply by FAX

Download the PDF application form and print it out, then fax the completed form back to us.

Apply by Mail

Download the PDF application form and print it out, or call us and ask us to send you a packet containing the paper form. Mail the completed form back to us.

  • Download New Account Application form
  • Or, call us at 888-747-0843 and ask for a paper form
  • Mail completed form to:First Capitol Ag
    P.O. Box 25
    Platteville, WI 53818

Choose from three easy ways to fund your account. Ask your broker for minimum initial deposits. Please note that we cannot accept cash or credit cards. The source of the funds must also be the same as the name on the account.

Fund by eCheck

Save a stamp and have your check sent electronically. To initiate an eCheck (ACH) complete our Authorization Agreement for Direct ACH Debit & Credits form and return it, along with a copy of a voided check, to our Customer Service desk by email or by fax at 608.348.5986. To request incoming or outgoing funds after this form has been completed email the Customer Service desk or call us at 800.437.7751. New accounts funded by eCheck (ACH) have a five business day waiting period. Please note that e-check requests can only be accepted from U.S. citizens.

Fund by Check

Make personal checks payable to “Wedbush Securities Inc.”. New accounts funded with a personal check have a five business day waiting period.

  • Send checks to the following address:First Capitol Ag
    P.O. Box 25
    Platteville, WI 53818

Fund by Bank Wire

The fastest way to fund your account! Cleared funds generally arrive the same day they are sent.

Call us at 888-747-0843 for instructions.