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
Oct
532'0
@C1Z -0.1700 5.1500 10/20/2021 9:26:00 AM CST
 1'6
Nov
532'0
@C1Z -0.0400 5.2800 10/20/2021 9:26:00 AM CST
 1'6
Dec
532'0
@C1Z -0.0200 5.3000 10/20/2021 9:26:00 AM CST
 1'6
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Oct
1245'0
@S1X -0.3700 12.0800 10/20/2021 9:26:00 AM CST
 17'0
Nov
1245'0
@S1X -0.0900 12.3600 10/20/2021 9:26:00 AM CST
 17'0
Dec
1254'4
@S2F -0.0600 12.4850 10/20/2021 9:26:00 AM CST
 17'4

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Dec '21 @C1Z 5.3200 5.3000 5.3475 5.2850 0.0175
Mar '22 @C2H 5.4050 5.3900 5.4350 5.3725 0.0150
May '22 @C2K 5.4450 5.4300 5.4750 5.4150 0.0125
SOYBEANS
Nov '21 @S1X 12.4475 12.2775 12.4600 12.2475 0.1675
Jan '22 @S2F 12.5425 12.3700 12.5550 12.3400 0.1725
Mar '22 @S2H 12.6325 12.4550 12.6400 12.4300 0.1750
SOYBEAN MEAL
Dec '21 @SM1Z 328.3 322.7 328.8 321.7 5.7
Jan '22 @SM2F 327.8 322.4 328.1 321.7 5.4
Mar '22 @SM2H 328.2 323.3 328.5 322.6 4.9
WHEAT
Dec '21 @W1Z 7.4100 7.3700 7.4400 7.3650 0.0500
Mar '22 @W2H 7.5325 7.4900 7.5575 7.4900 0.0475
LIVE CATTLE
Oct '21 @LE1V 125.450 125.250 125.575 124.900 0.450
Dec '21 @LE1Z 130.050 129.875 130.575 129.725 0.025
LEAN HOGS
Dec '21 @HE1Z 77.425 77.200 78.275 77.000 0.025
Feb '22 @HE2G 80.375 80.000 81.200 79.850 -0.075
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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 

Austin Peterson - Cambridge - Grain Originator
309-937-2435 (Office)

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)