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.
2022 HARVEST INFORMATION
General Grain Policies
Storage/Price Later Program
Moisture Schedules


ACH Authorization Form

Grain Bids


Change Location
CORN- IA  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
History Jan
683'6
@C3H -0.1200 6.7175 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 0'6
History Feb
683'6
@C3H -0.1000 6.7375 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 0'6
History Mar
683'6
@C3H -0.0100 6.8275 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 0'6
History Apr
681'0
@C3K 0.0700 6.8800 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 1'0
History May
681'0
@C3K 0.0200 6.8300 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 1'0
History Jun
666'6
@C3N 0.0500 6.7175 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 1'0
History Jul
666'6
@C3N 0.0300 6.6975 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 1'0
History Oct
589'4
@C3Z -0.3000 5.5950 01/30/2023 7:32:00 AM CST
 2'2
History Nov
589'4
@C3Z -0.2500 5.6450 01/30/2023 7:32:00 AM CST
 2'2
 
SOYBEANS- IA  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
History Jan
1527'0
@S3H -0.1300 15.1400 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 17'4
History Feb
1527'0
@S3H -0.1000 15.1700 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 17'4
History Mar
1527'0
@S3H -0.0100 15.2600 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 17'4
History Apr
1521'6
@S3K 0.0500 15.2675 01/30/2023 7:33:00 AM CST
 17'2
History May
1521'6
@S3K 0.0400 15.2575 01/30/2023 7:33:00 AM CST
 17'2
History Jun
1511'6
@S3N 0.0500 15.1675 01/30/2023 7:33:00 AM CST
 15'6
History Jul
1511'6
@S3N 0.0400 15.1575 01/30/2023 7:33:00 AM CST
 15'6
History Oct
1362'2
@S3X -0.3000 13.3225 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 11'0
History Nov
1362'2
@S3X -0.2000 13.4225 01/30/2023 7:34:00 AM CST
 11'0

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Mar '23 @C3H 6.8375 6.8500 6.8725 6.8375 0.0075
May '23 @C3K 6.8100 6.8125 6.8400 6.8100 0.0100
Jul '23 @C3N 6.6675 6.6700 6.7000 6.6650 0.0100
SOYBEANS
Mar '23 @S3H 15.2725 15.1625 15.3250 15.1625 0.1775
May '23 @S3K 15.2175 15.1050 15.2675 15.1050 0.1725
Jul '23 @S3N 15.1175 15.0100 15.1675 15.0100 0.1575
SOYBEAN MEAL
Mar '23 @SM3H 480.4 475.8 484.5 475.3 6.9
May '23 @SM3K 465.4 461.3 468.5 461.3 6.0
Jul '23 @SM3N 454.3 451.7 456.5 451.2 4.8
WHEAT
Mar '23 @W3H 7.5450 7.5300 7.6250 7.4875 0.0450
May '23 @W3K 7.6350 7.6225 7.7100 7.5775 0.0475
LIVE CATTLE
Feb '23 @LE3G 156.725 156.725 156.725 157.000 156.500 0.000
Apr '23 @LE3J 160.825 160.625 160.825 161.025 160.200 0.300
LEAN HOGS
Feb '23 @HE3G 75.875 76.975 75.875 77.075 75.825 -1.150
Apr '23 @HE3J 86.450 87.350 86.450 88.325 86.200 -0.550
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

CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE

    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)

Taylor Bensenberg - Mt Joy - Grain Originator
563-285-1737 (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
309-714-9286 (Office)

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

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

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

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