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
Apr
585'4s
@C1K 0.0700 5.9250 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -4'4
May
585'4s
@C1K 0.0500 5.9050 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -4'4
Jun
573'6s
@C1N 0.2700 6.0075 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -3'0
Jul
573'6s
@C1N 0.1100 5.8475 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -3'0
Oct
512'2s
@C1Z -0.1900 4.9325 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 0'0
Nov
512'2s
@C1Z -0.0600 5.0625 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 0'0
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Apr
1433'2s
@S1K -0.0100 14.3225 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 15'0
May
1433'2s
@S1K 0.0400 14.3725 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 15'0
Jun
1422'4s
@S1N 0.1800 14.4050 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'4
Jul
1422'4s
@S1N 0.1600 14.3850 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 11'4
Oct
1274'0s
@S1X -0.1200 12.6200 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 5'0
Nov
1274'0s
@S1X 0.0200 12.7600 04/16/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 5'0
Dec
1273'2s
@S2F -0.0400 12.6925 04/16/2021 1:18:00 PM CST
 5'0

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
May '21 @C1K 5.8550 5.9050 5.8550 5.9475 5.8325 -0.0450
Jul '21 @C1N 5.7375 5.7750 5.7375 5.8175 5.7150 -0.0300
Sep '21 @C1U 5.2950 5.3000 5.2950 5.3400 5.2675 -0.0100
SOYBEANS
May '21 @S1K 14.3325 14.1900 14.3325 14.3775 14.1800 0.1500
Jul '21 @S1N 14.2250 14.1050 14.2250 14.3000 14.1050 0.1150
Aug '21 @S1Q 13.8100 13.7200 13.8100 13.9075 13.7125 0.0850
SOYBEAN MEAL
May '21 @SM1K 402.2 400.3 402.2 408.4 399.5 0.3
Jul '21 @SM1N 406.4 404.6 406.4 412.6 403.8 -0.1
Aug '21 @SM1Q 402.6 400.0 402.6 408.7 400.0 -0.5
WHEAT
May '21 @W1K 6.5250 6.5250 6.5250 6.5975 6.4825 -0.0125
Jul '21 @W1N 6.5500 6.5450 6.5500 6.6075 6.4950 -0.0050
LIVE CATTLE
Apr '21 @LE1J 120.850 122.000 120.850 122.000 120.700 -0.750
Jun '21 @LE1M 119.175 119.950 119.175 120.150 119.000 -0.475
LEAN HOGS
May '21 @HE1K 102.475 104.000 102.475 106.200 101.575 -1.100
Jun '21 @HE1M 101.700 105.225 101.700 105.850 100.925 -3.000
DTN Click here for info on Exchange delays.

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John Stewart & Associates, April 16, 2021 Comments

Markets continue to firm over the past couple weeks led by corn and wheat.  There is a theme of a weaker US Dollar providing underlying support to all USD based commodities. 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)