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
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ACH Authorization Form

Grain Bids


Change Location
CORN  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Apr
535'0
@C1K 0.0800 5.4300 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 20'6
May
535'0
@C1K 0.0500 5.4000 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 20'6
Jun
528'6
@C1N 0.1200 5.4075 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 18'6
Jul
528'6
@C1N 0.0500 5.3375 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 18'6
Oct
446'4
@C1Z -0.2000 4.2650 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 11'6
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Apr
1371'6
@S1K 0.0400 13.7575 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 29'0
May
1371'6
@S1K 0.0600 13.7775 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 29'0
Jun
1355'0
@S1N 0.1100 13.6600 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 26'4
Jul
1355'0
@S1N 0.1400 13.6900 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 26'4
Oct
1152'2
@S1X -0.0400 11.4825 01/26/2021 1:03:00 PM CST
 22'0

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Mar '21 @C1H 5.3400 5.1300 5.3425 5.0800 0.2250
May '21 @C1K 5.3500 5.1575 5.3600 5.1050 0.2075
Jul '21 @C1N 5.2875 5.1050 5.2925 5.0600 0.1875
SOYBEANS
Mar '21 @S1H 13.7200 13.4825 13.7650 13.3350 0.2850
May '21 @S1K 13.7175 13.4575 13.7525 13.3250 0.2900
Jul '21 @S1N 13.5475 13.2900 13.5875 13.1550 0.2625
SOYBEAN MEAL
Mar '21 @SM1H 437.1 430.2 439.7 425.6 7.5
May '21 @SM1K 434.4 427.1 436.2 422.4 8.0
Jul '21 @SM1N 430.3 422.1 431.7 418.4 7.8
WHEAT
Mar '21 @W1H 6.6475 6.4675 6.6775 6.4125 0.1625
May '21 @W1K 6.6350 6.4775 6.6575 6.4200 0.1450
LIVE CATTLE
Feb '21 @LE1G 117.125 116.500 117.000 117.625 116.475 0.600
Apr '21 @LE1J 123.150 122.675 123.100 123.700 122.475 0.200
LEAN HOGS
Feb '21 @HE1G 70.375 70.750 70.450 70.775 69.775 -0.250
Apr '21 @HE1J 77.000 76.750 76.950 77.600 76.475 0.375
DTN Click here for info on Exchange delays.

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Select Pricing Program Bi-Weekly Updates
John Stewart & Associates, January 22, 2021 Comments

It continues to be a wild ride in the markets and this week has proven that the wild ride can go in both directions. The market was due for a correction with very high overbought technical indicators hit after the report.  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)