Grain

Working with River Valley Cooperative

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.

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

  • More than 40 million bushels of licensed storage space between our 11 facilities in Iowa and 9 in Illinois. These include our feed milling facilities at Galva and Sunbury utilize 40,000 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.
  • 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.


GENERAL GRAIN POLICIES
Click to view or download our general grain policies.

ACH Authorization Form

Grain Bids


Change Location
CORN  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Dec
414'6s
@C0Z -0.0800 4.0675 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -5'0
Apr
424'0s
@C1K 0.0900 4.3300 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -5'0
May
424'0s
@C1K 0.0700 4.3100 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -5'0
Jun
424'6s
@C1N 0.0600 4.3075 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -5'0
Jul
424'6s
@C1N 0.0000 4.2475 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -5'0
Oct
407'0s
@C1Z -0.3000 3.7700 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -1'0
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Dec
1162'0s
@S1F -0.1400 11.4800 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -6'4
Apr
1161'0s
@S1K 0.0400 11.6500 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -6'6
May
1161'0s
@S1K 0.0700 11.6800 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -6'6
Jun
1158'4s
@S1N 0.0400 11.6250 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -6'2
Jul
1158'4s
@S1N 0.0700 11.6550 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -6'2
Oct
1036'4s
@S1X -0.2000 10.1650 12/01/2020 1:19:00 PM CST
 -5'2

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Dec '20 @C0Z 4.1475 4.2000 4.1475 4.2300 4.1400 -0.0500
Mar '21 @C1H 4.2075 4.2650 4.2075 4.2900 4.2025 -0.0525
May '21 @C1K 4.2400 4.2925 4.2400 4.3175 4.2325 -0.0500
SOYBEANS
Jan '21 @S1F 11.6200 11.6925 11.6200 11.7600 11.6125 -0.0650
Mar '21 @S1H 11.6300 11.7000 11.6300 11.7700 11.6225 -0.0650
May '21 @S1K 11.6100 11.6775 11.6100 11.7500 11.5975 -0.0675
SOYBEAN MEAL
Dec '20 @SM0Z 393.5 394.2 393.5 396.9 392.4 0.4
Jan '21 @SM1F 390.2 391.0 390.2 394.3 389.2 -0.3
Mar '21 @SM1H 388.7 389.1 388.7 392.7 387.7 -0.5
WHEAT
Dec '20 @W0Z 5.6550 5.8075 5.6550 5.8075 5.6350 -0.1475
Mar '21 @W1H 5.7725 5.8500 5.7725 5.8900 5.7400 -0.0775
LIVE CATTLE
Dec '20 @LE0Z 110.625 110.275 110.625 110.875 110.250 0.450
Feb '21 @LE1G 113.175 113.025 113.175 113.900 112.700 0.300
LEAN HOGS
Dec '20 @HE0Z 66.975 67.925 66.975 67.950 66.700 -0.600
Feb '21 @HE1G 68.750 68.750 68.750 69.600 68.050 0.175
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Select Pricing Program Bi-Weekly Updates
John Stewart & Associates, October 30, 2020 Comments
Since our last report the markets have been on a rollercoaster with corn up 20c and soybeans up 35c all to see that given back in the last few days. CLICK TO READ MORE

River Valley Cooperative's MarketEdge Program 

Our program is designed to provide grain producers flexible pricing programs and delivery options based on the needs of your farming operation. Utilize futures and basis contracting to support pricing opportunities on grain marketing.  

We offer transportation and logistics support for timely and cost effective delivery to market.  In addition, utilize technology services aimed to improve the communication, execution and recordkeeping of your grain marketing supported by your Grain Marketing Team.  

    Communication
    • Receive emailed grain comments every morning and afternoon
    • Receive updates on government report data and market implications
    • Receive marketing bulletins and strategies

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    Technology
    • River Valley Cooperative mobile-friendly website ­– rivervalleycoop.com
    • Sign up for direct deposit of grain settlements 
    • Receive contracts electronically and access to other customized reports
    • Sign up for text alerts via your mobile phone
    • Leave a price offer or sell grain electronically through the River Valley Cooperative/DTN Offer Portal and market grain 24 hours a day

NEW! Try our Equivalent Price Calculator Tool. Plug in your data into the shaded boxes on the downloadable spreadsheet to see the price equivalent on your crops.

    Marketing
    • 24-hour marketing capabilities
    • First access to HTA contracting, basis programs and other marketing opportunities
    • Best market pricing
    • Delivery options including farm pick-up programs

Working with River Valley Cooperative

You'll enjoy working River Valley Cooperative because our originators are committed to making grain processes as easy and efficient as possible. 
 

  • Full-time team of merchandsiers and grain buyers
  • Full-time logistics team handling trucking, rail and more
  • Robust quality assurance program to ensure grain meets standards



River Valley Cooperative Grain Contacts

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

Iowa Grain Originators 

Allison Ryan – Ryan – Grain Originator
aryan@rivervalleycoop.com
563-932-2101 (Office)
563-920-3405 (Cell)

Bridgett Wildermuth - Mt Joy – Transportation & Grain Originator
bwildermuth@rivervalleycoop.com
563-285-1719 (Office)
309-945-6680 (Cell)

Kale Petersen - Mt  Joy – Regional Sales Manager
kpetersen@rivervalleycoop.com
563-285-1736 (Office)
563-357-5903 (Cell)

Kurt Kramer - Mt Joy – Grain Originator
kkramer@rivervalleycoop.com
563-285-1712 (Office)
608-732-1233 (Cell)

Mike Moellenbeck - Mt Joy - Vice President, Grain Business Unit
mmoellenbeck@rivervalleycoop.com
563-285-1720 (Office)
563-370-6423 (Cell)
 
Oliver Dion - Mt Joy – Grain Merchandiser
odion@rivervalleycoop.com
563-285-1737 (Office)
563-299-1640 (Cell)

Phil Knuth - Martelle – Grain Originator
pknuth@rivervalleycoop.com
319-482-3101 (Office)
563-357-4835 (Cell)

Illinois Grain Originators 

Amy Allen - Bradford - Grain Originator
aallen@rivervalleycoop.com
309-897-8377 (Office)
309-897-7491 (Cell)

Austin Peterson - Cambridge - Grain Originator
apeterson@rivervalleycoop.com
309-937-2435 (Office)
815-878-5166 (Cell) 

Brock Schmitt - Bradford - Grain Originator
bschmitt@rivervalleycoop.com
309-897-8377 (Office)
309-883-9735 (Cell)

Dean Sweenie - Manlius - Director of Grain
dsweenie@rivervalleycoop.com
815-445-2311 (Office)
815-303-9301 (Cell)

Hal Clark - Cambridge - Grain Originator
hclark@rivervalleycoop.com
309-937-2435 (Office)

Marcia Hix - Manlius - Grain Originator
mhix@rivervalleycoop.com
815-445-2311 (Office)

Sam Lowers - Manlius - Regional Sales Manager
slowers@rivervalleycoop.com
815-445-2311 (Office)
815-876-6401 (Cell) 

Sara Yerkey - Cambridge - Grain Originator
syerkey@rivervalleycoop.com
309-937-2435 (Office)

Scott Sallee - Galva - Grain Originator
ssallee@rivervalleycoop.com
309-932-2081 (Office)
309-853-7637 (Cell)