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
Dec
575'6
@C2H -0.0200 5.7375 12/02/2021 7:43:00 PM CST
 -1'0
Mar
575'6
@C2H 0.0300 5.7875 12/02/2021 7:43:00 PM CST
 -1'0
Apr
578'2
@C2K 0.0200 5.8025 12/02/2021 7:41:00 PM CST
 -1'0
May
578'2
@C2K 0.0100 5.7925 12/02/2021 7:41:00 PM CST
 -1'0
Oct
548'0
@C2Z -0.3000 5.1800 12/02/2021 7:41:00 PM CST
 -1'0
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Dec
1246'0
@S2F 0.0000 12.4600 12/02/2021 7:43:00 PM CST
 1'6
Mar
1252'2
@S2H -0.1400 12.3825 12/02/2021 7:43:00 PM CST
 2'2
Apr
1259'4
@S2K -0.0800 12.5150 12/02/2021 7:43:00 PM CST
 2'4
May
1259'4
@S2K -0.0500 12.5450 12/02/2021 7:43:00 PM CST
 2'4
Oct
1221'0
@S2X -0.3000 11.9100 12/02/2021 7:38:00 PM CST
 1'6

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Dec '21 @C1Z 5.7725 5.7625 5.7700 5.7825 5.7625 0.0025
Mar '22 @C2H 5.7575 5.7675 5.7675 5.7775 5.7575 -0.0100
May '22 @C2K 5.7825 5.7900 5.7925 5.7975 5.7825 -0.0100
SOYBEANS
Jan '22 @S2F 12.4575 12.4450 12.4425 12.4825 12.4425 0.0150
Mar '22 @S2H 12.5175 12.5025 12.5000 12.5450 12.5025 0.0175
May '22 @S2K 12.5900 12.5725 12.5700 12.6100 12.5725 0.0200
SOYBEAN MEAL
Dec '21 @SM1Z 358.0 356.5 358.0 359.9 356.3 1.5
Jan '22 @SM2F 349.0 348.8 348.8 349.5 348.4 0.2
Mar '22 @SM2H 347.2 347.0 346.9 347.7 346.9 0.3
WHEAT
Dec '21 @W1Z 8.0900 8.0950 8.0650 8.0950 8.0900 0.0250
Mar '22 @W2H 8.1600 8.1800 8.1500 8.1975 8.1550 0.0100
LIVE CATTLE
Dec '21 @LE1Z 137.650 136.000 137.650 138.050 135.975 1.650
Feb '22 @LE2G 139.575 138.250 139.575 139.975 138.250 0.975
LEAN HOGS
Dec '21 @HE1Z 74.400 73.900 74.400 74.800 72.900 0.775
Feb '22 @HE2G 82.000 80.275 82.000 82.700 78.950 1.875
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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)