Grain Department Overview

Go with the Grain at River Valley

If you’re going to take full advantage of high grain prices, it helps to have a partner who can help you navigate today’s volatile grain markets.

Count on River Valley Cooperative for basis contracts, minimum price contracts, hedge-to-arrive contracts, price-later contracts, priced-forward contracts, deferred payment contracts, direct deposit of grain checks, grain hauling services, and grain market insights from River Valley’s Mike Moellenbeck.

River Valley provides two grain delivery options for marketing your grain, including:

  • More than 27 million bushels of licensed storage space at our 14 elevator locations. Our facilities at Olin, Dewitt, Ryan, and Martelle are equipped with 15,000 to 30,000 bushels per hour of receiving capacity. Two locations (Galva and Sunbury) are connected with feed mills that utilize 25,000 bushels of corn per day. 
  • A direct-ship program that allows you to ship grain to local terminals. Bushels can be delivered to a number of delivery points through different freight options. The same marketing options that are available for grain hauled into our elevators are also available on direct-ship bushels. We offer multiple delivery points and can price the grain either delivered or as farm pick-up.

River Valley Cooperative offers DocuSign® to help make your farming operation convenient and hassle free. DocuSign®, is an electronic signature platform that we have implemented in our grain business unit. DocuSign® will allow you to sign documents anywhere, anytime, on any device. That's right, you can now electronically sign your River Valley Cooperative grain business documents from the cab of your truck, tractor, or combine! Grain contracts will be sent directly to your email address where you can access them from your phone, computer, or tablet, and sign easily and securely. The document will be available to be printed from your email for your own personal records at any time. It is as easy to use as sign, send, done. Contact our grain accounting department or your grain originator to learn more.

2017 Iowa Grain Policies
2017 Illinois Grain Policies
Download ACH Authorization Form Here (PDF)

Whole Grains Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

For more information on any of our grain services, contact River Valley’s grain marketing team:

Central Office
Mike Moellenbeck

Kale Petersen

Bridgett Wildermuth

Galva Office
Scott Sallee
309-932-2081 ext. 223

Olin/Martelle Offices
Phil Knuth
Olin 319-484-2341 / Martelle 319-482-3101

Ryan Office
Allison Ryan
Ryan 563-932-2101

Our Mission Statement

River Valley Cooperative is dedicated to delivering personalized services and expert solutions that enhance and ensure the long-term viability of our customer-owners, employees and communities.