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
Mar
636'0s
@C2H -0.0200 6.3400 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 10'6
Apr
633'2s
@C2K 0.0000 6.3325 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 10'2
May
633'2s
@C2K -0.0500 6.2825 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 10'2
Oct
569'4s
@C2Z -0.3000 5.3950 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 2'6
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Mar
1470'0s
@S2H -0.0100 14.6900 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 21'6
Apr
1475'2s
@S2K -0.0600 14.6925 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 21'2
May
1475'2s
@S2K -0.0500 14.7025 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 21'2
Oct
1351'4s
@S2X -0.1700 13.3450 01/28/2022 1:19:00 PM CST
 13'4

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Mar '22 @C2H 6.3600 6.2325 6.3600 6.3725 6.2300 0.1075
May '22 @C2K 6.3325 6.2125 6.3325 6.3425 6.2075 0.1025
Jul '22 @C2N 6.2625 6.1425 6.2625 6.2700 6.1400 0.1025
SOYBEANS
Mar '22 @S2H 14.7000 14.4650 14.7000 14.7900 14.4150 0.2175
May '22 @S2K 14.7525 14.5150 14.7525 14.8450 14.4625 0.2125
Jul '22 @S2N 14.7350 14.5200 14.7350 14.8175 14.4425 0.2000
SOYBEAN MEAL
Mar '22 @SM2H 411.2 403.7 411.2 413.5 402.8 6.5
May '22 @SM2K 410.0 402.1 410.0 412.1 401.4 6.7
Jul '22 @SM2N 408.2 400.9 408.2 409.9 399.9 6.4
WHEAT
Mar '22 @W2H 7.8625 7.7725 7.8625 7.9350 7.7475 0.0925
May '22 @W2K 7.9100 7.8225 7.9100 7.9750 7.8000 0.0875
LIVE CATTLE
Feb '22 @LE2G 138.700 138.175 138.700 138.975 137.575 0.875
Apr '22 @LE2J 143.100 141.900 143.100 143.225 141.300 1.475
LEAN HOGS
Feb '22 @HE2G 87.925 88.175 87.925 88.700 86.325 0.900
Apr '22 @HE2J 94.925 95.600 94.925 97.075 93.625 0.250
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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 Originators 

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

Bridgett Wildermuth - Mt Joy – Transportation & Grain Originator
563-285-1719 (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)
 
Oliver Dion - Mt Joy – Grain Merchandiser
563-285-1737 (Office)

Phil Knuth - Martelle – Grain Originator
319-482-3101 (Office)

Illinois Grain Originators 

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

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

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

Scott Sallee - Galva - Grain Originator
309-932-2081 (Office)