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
616'4
@C2Z -0.3000 5.8650 08/08/2022 8:08:00 PM CST
 9'2
Nov
616'4
@C2Z -0.1300 6.0350 08/08/2022 8:08:00 PM CST
 9'2
Dec
616'4
@C2Z -0.0700 6.0950 08/08/2022 8:08:00 PM CST
 9'2
 
SOYBEANS  
Delivery Date Futures Price Futures Month Basis Cash Price Futures Change
Oct
1415'2
@S2X -0.2200 13.9325 08/08/2022 8:08:00 PM CST
 15'2
Nov
1415'2
@S2X -0.0800 14.0725 08/08/2022 8:08:00 PM CST
 15'2

Futures

Symbol Last Open Close High Low Change
CORN
Sep '22 @C2U 6.1900 6.1450 6.0850 6.1950 6.1350 0.1050
Dec '22 @C2Z 6.1650 6.1300 6.0725 6.1700 6.1225 0.0925
Mar '23 @C3H 6.2400 6.2000 6.1525 6.2450 6.2000 0.0875
SOYBEANS
Aug '22 @S2Q 16.3200 16.3200 16.1950 16.3200 16.3200 0.1250
Sep '22 @S2U 14.8250 14.7725 14.6400 14.8450 14.7725 0.1850
Nov '22 @S2X 14.1525 14.1000 14.0000 14.1700 14.0875 0.1525
SOYBEAN MEAL
Aug '22 @SM2Q 498.7 498.3 498.7 502.5 490.1 -0.4
Sep '22 @SM2U 441.2 439.5 436.4 441.3 439.0 4.8
Oct '22 @SM2V 406.7 405.5 402.5 406.8 405.2 4.2
WHEAT
Sep '22 @W2U 7.8800 7.8575 7.7975 7.8975 7.8325 0.0825
Dec '22 @W2Z 8.0775 8.0625 7.9925 8.0950 8.0300 0.0850
LIVE CATTLE
Aug '22 @LE2Q 138.350 137.925 138.350 138.775 137.875 0.475
Oct '22 @LE2V 144.225 144.025 144.225 144.850 143.800 0.350
LEAN HOGS
Aug '22 @HE2Q 121.800 121.000 121.800 121.975 120.475 0.975
Oct '22 @HE2V 100.300 98.325 100.300 100.750 98.075 1.900
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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 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)

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
309-714-1154 (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)

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

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

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