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
Sep
527'2s
@C1Z -0.4200 4.8525 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -2'2
Oct
527'2s
@C1Z -0.3700 4.9025 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -2'2
Nov
527'2s
@C1Z -0.1100 5.1625 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -2'2
Dec
527'2s
@C1Z -0.0600 5.2125 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -2'2
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Oct
1284'0s
@S1X -0.4900 12.3500 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -12'0
Nov
1284'0s
@S1X -0.0900 12.7500 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -12'0
Dec
1293'0s
@S2F -0.0600 12.8700 09/17/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -11'6

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Dec '21 @C1Z 5.2725 5.2900 5.2725 5.3050 5.2175 -0.0225
Mar '22 @C2H 5.3425 5.3625 5.3425 5.3775 5.2975 -0.0250
May '22 @C2K 5.3825 5.4075 5.3825 5.4150 5.3425 -0.0275
SOYBEANS
Nov '21 @S1X 12.8400 12.9550 12.8400 12.9850 12.7825 -0.1200
Jan '22 @S2F 12.9300 13.0400 12.9300 13.0700 12.8700 -0.1175
Mar '22 @S2H 12.9725 13.0800 12.9725 13.1050 12.9050 -0.1150
SOYBEAN MEAL
Oct '21 @SM1V 338.5 340.2 338.5 340.8 337.3 -1.7
Dec '21 @SM1Z 342.2 343.9 342.2 344.7 341.2 -1.9
Jan '22 @SM2F 344.4 346.5 344.4 347.0 343.4 -2.0
WHEAT
Dec '21 @W1Z 7.0875 7.1375 7.0875 7.1600 7.0650 -0.0425
Mar '22 @W2H 7.1975 7.2475 7.1975 7.2650 7.1775 -0.0425
LIVE CATTLE
Oct '21 @LE1V 122.800 123.500 122.800 123.500 122.525 -0.800
Dec '21 @LE1Z 127.525 128.400 127.525 128.400 127.175 -1.050
LEAN HOGS
Oct '21 @HE1V 85.725 85.600 85.725 86.125 84.025 0.250
Dec '21 @HE1Z 75.050 74.300 75.050 75.375 72.675 0.600
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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)