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
Jun
662'0
@C2U 1.0000 7.6200 06/29/2022 7:10:00 PM CST
 -2'0
Jul
662'0
@C2U 1.0200 7.6400 06/29/2022 7:10:00 PM CST
 -2'0
Oct
651'6
@C2Z -0.3000 6.2175 06/29/2022 7:11:00 PM CST
 -2'0
Nov
651'6
@C2Z -0.1200 6.3975 06/29/2022 7:11:00 PM CST
 -2'0
Dec
651'6
@C2Z -0.0500 6.4675 06/29/2022 7:11:00 PM CST
 -2'0
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Jun
1574'2
@S2Q 1.0200 16.7625 06/29/2022 7:09:00 PM CST
 2'6
Jul
1574'2
@S2Q 0.9200 16.6625 06/29/2022 7:09:00 PM CST
 2'6
Oct
1481'6
@S2X -0.1500 14.6675 06/29/2022 7:10:00 PM CST
 3'4
Nov
1481'6
@S2X 0.0000 14.8175 06/29/2022 7:10:00 PM CST
 3'4

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Jul '22 @C2N 7.6525 7.7000 7.7025 7.7000 7.6400 -0.0500
Sep '22 @C2U 6.6200 6.6400 6.6400 6.6475 6.6100 -0.0200
Dec '22 @C2Z 6.5175 6.5300 6.5375 6.5375 6.5050 -0.0200
SOYBEANS
Jul '22 @S2N 16.7450 16.7100 16.7425 16.7500 16.7100 0.0025
Aug '22 @S2Q 15.7300 15.7150 15.7150 15.7500 15.7150 0.0150
Sep '22 @S2U 14.9775 14.9500 14.9500 14.9850 14.9500 0.0275
SOYBEAN MEAL
Jul '22 @SM2N 463.0 464.5 463.2 464.5 463.0 -0.2
Aug '22 @SM2Q 431.0 429.8 429.3 432.0 428.2 1.7
Sep '22 @SM2U 414.4 414.1 413.6 415.0 412.2 0.8
WHEAT
Jul '22 @W2N 9.1450 9.1425 9.1550 9.1450 9.1425 -0.0100
Sep '22 @W2U 9.2675 9.3000 9.3000 9.3100 9.2225 -0.0325
LIVE CATTLE
Jun '22 @LE2M 136.800 136.325 136.800 137.050 136.100 0.500
Aug '22 @LE2Q 132.175 132.600 132.175 133.375 132.100 -0.550
LEAN HOGS
Jul '22 @HE2N 109.400 109.100 109.400 109.850 108.875 -0.525
Aug '22 @HE2Q 103.575 103.325 103.575 104.550 103.000 -0.250
DTN Click here for info on Exchange delays.

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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 Team

Allison Ryan - Ryan - Grain Originator
563-932-2101 (Office)

Bridgett Wildermuth - Mt Joy - Transportation & Grain Originator
563-285-1719 (Office)

Caleb Kaufmann - Sunbury - Grain Originator
563-770-5243 (Office)

Kale Petersen - Mt  Joy - Regional Sales Manager
563-285-1736 (Office)

Kurt Kramer - Mt Joy - Grain Originator
563-285-1712 (Office)

Mike Moellenbeck - Mt Joy - Vice President, Grain Business Unit
563-285-1720 (Office)
 
Phil Knuth - Martelle - Grain Originator
319-482-3101 (Office)

Illinois Grain Team

Alissa Cotton - Cambridge - Grain Originator
309-937-2435 (Office)

Brock Schmitt - Bradford - Grain Originator
309-897-8377 (Office)

Cody Forde - Galva - Grain Originator
309-714-1154 (Office)

Dean Sweenie - Manlius - Director of Grain
815-445-2311 (Office)

Hal Clark - Cambridge - Grain Originator
309-937-2435 (Office)

Marcia Hix - Manlius - Grain Originator
815-445-2311 (Office)

Michelle Cooney - Manlius - Grain Originator
309-714-1154 (Office)

Sam Lowers - Manlius - Regional Sales Manager
815-445-2311 (Office)

Sara Yerkey - Cambridge - Grain Originator
309-937-2435 (Office)