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
Jul
547'2s
@C1U 1.1000 6.5725 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -17'2
Aug
547'2s
@C1U 0.3800 5.8525 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -17'2
Sep
547'2s
@C1U -0.1800 5.2925 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -17'2
Oct
543'0s
@C1Z -0.2200 5.2100 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -18'2
Nov
543'0s
@C1Z -0.0800 5.3500 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -18'2
Dec
543'0s
@C1Z -0.0400 5.3900 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -18'2
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Jul
1401'0s
@S1Q 0.1700 14.1800 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -15'2
Oct
1351'6s
@S1X -0.2400 13.2775 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -10'4
Nov
1351'6s
@S1X -0.0300 13.4875 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -10'4
Dec
1356'4s
@S2F -0.1600 13.4050 07/23/2021 1:19:00 PM CST
 -10'0

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Sep '21 @C1U 5.4725 5.6475 5.4725 5.6925 5.4450 -0.1725
Dec '21 @C1Z 5.4300 5.6100 5.4300 5.6500 5.4050 -0.1825
Mar '22 @C2H 5.5100 5.6825 5.5100 5.7225 5.4850 -0.1775
SOYBEANS
Aug '21 @S1Q 14.0100 14.1825 14.0100 14.1975 13.9600 -0.1525
Sep '21 @S1U 13.5575 13.7400 13.5575 13.7425 13.5125 -0.1325
Nov '21 @S1X 13.5175 13.6775 13.5175 13.6800 13.4525 -0.1050
SOYBEAN MEAL
Aug '21 @SM1Q 353.6 365.2 353.6 365.4 352.8 -9.6
Sep '21 @SM1U 353.1 364.1 353.1 364.1 352.4 -9.7
Oct '21 @SM1V 352.4 363.0 352.4 363.4 352.0 -10.0
WHEAT
Sep '21 @W1U 6.8400 6.8800 6.8400 6.9675 6.7750 -0.0825
Dec '21 @W1Z 6.9350 6.9800 6.9350 7.0625 6.8700 -0.0800
LIVE CATTLE
Aug '21 @LE1Q 121.500 121.150 121.500 121.700 120.575 0.700
Oct '21 @LE1V 127.150 126.775 127.150 127.625 126.375 0.475
LEAN HOGS
Aug '21 @HE1Q 107.350 106.725 107.350 107.550 106.350 0.700
Oct '21 @HE1V 92.625 91.425 92.625 93.400 91.300 0.900
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Select Pricing Program Bi-Weekly Updates
John Stewart & Associates, May 28, 2021 Comments

If I would have told you that this week corn was going to be down 3 cents for the week and soybeans were going to be up 3 cents you would have assumed the week was calm and subdued…  But, the reality is corn had a weekly range of 70 cents and soybeans had a range of 66 cents.  It was wild ride to say the least.. 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)