GRAIN

Before you sell your corn or soybeans, consider all of your options.

Marketing strategies for every grower

United Cooperative has gone to great lengths to make sure our grain receiving facilities are in the right locations for the majority of our member-owners. We keep our handling and storage equipment clean and in good working order to minimize hiccups during the critical fall harvest season, and offer extended grain delivery hours and extra help to keep our local harvest rolling. 

For grain customers who use forward-pricing strategies, we can help you with your marketing plans and order placement, or execute orders and deliveries from your outside marketing firm. Our goal is to work with you in any capacity that makes the most sense for your operation. Click below for contracting options or to find a location near you.

Grain News

Market Minute

Market Minute | May 14, 2021
Market Minute | May 14, 2021

5/14/2021 7:35:02 PM

Here's this week's Market Minute with Gary Strube....

Market Minute | May 7, 2021

5/7/2021 8:38:11 PM

Here's this week's Market Minute with Bryce Williams....

Market Minute | April 23, 2021

4/23/2021 8:26:30 PM

Here's this week's Market Minute with Meghan Neuman from South Beaver Dam....

Grain Outlook

Dec 14, 2020

The corn has been in an uptrend since August. This has been somewhat surprising since COVID-19 negatively affecting the ethanol market and reduced corn usage significantly. However, several things since then have surprised the market. Like corn, soybeans have rallied over three dollars a bushel since August. This is a significant price move at any time, but since it happed during harvest is more impressive.

Safe Driving Practices Around Farm Equipment

Oct 15, 2020

Since 2011, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has recorded more than 1,300 crashes involving agricultural equipment that resulted in 678 injuries and 26 deaths. Three scenarios drivers and farmers should know how to handle are passing farm equipment, left-hand turns and braking distance needed at controlled intersections.

Harvest Check List

Oct 08, 2020

Harvest is here. Are you ready? Have a successful harvest with these 6 steps from your UC Expert Agronomy team.

Tags: Agronomy, Harvest

Preparing for Harvest & 2020 Harvest Policies

Sep 25, 2020

Harvest is just about here! Thankfully, it is expected to be much different than our last one. Last year we dealt with poor planting, growing and harvest conditions. Then, we had to find a place for all the beans as a result of a trade war.  Now after nearly two years of China avoiding the purchase of U.S. commodities, they have been purchasing bushels nearly every day. That has brought a recent welcome rally to commodity prices. The government data, if correct, is telling us to expect one of our best crops in recent years - a welcomed change for all of us for sure. We do expect some areas to struggle some with space as this crop gets harvested.  United Cooperative’s member-owned network has 70 million bushels of space coupled with some of the best receiving and conditioning equipment in the state. This allows your cooperative to get our members’ crop handled effectively. 

Tags: Grain, Harvest

Reduce Corn Silage Shrink with Good Management

Sep 15, 2020

We often speak of corn silage yield from the standpoint of the crop being grown and harvested in the field.  Now at harvest time we have a chance to increase or at least maintain, the yield potential of our corn silage.  Good forage management that includes proper packing, inoculant and sealing corn silage with bunker covers and tires is key to reducing corn silage shrink and keeping it’s quality.

Tags: Feed

Contract Options

All purchase contracts have only standard drying and shrink policies applied and no storage fees.
Grain ownership is transferred immediately upon delivery to United Cooperative.
All contracts will be confirmed in writing that must be signed and returned to United Cooperative.


Grain Offer Systems

United Cooperative is teaming up with Barchart and their online grain management system. cmdtyMarketplace allows farmers to create and manage online offers with United Cooperative. The system allows you to create and cancel your offers, sign up for text and/or email notifications for offer order changes. It even allows you to download and sort reports of your current offer activity and history.
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Fixed (Forward) Price Contract
Basis Contract
Futures (Hedge to Arrive) Contract
Minimum Price Contract
Average Price Contract
Total Farm Marketing by Stewart-Peterson Managed Contracts
These descriptions are for your convenience only. Information provided is not all inclusive, binding, or guaranteed. Any fees, contract availability , and/or terms detailed may change at any time. Contact your local elevator for further details and marketing needs.

Delivery Options

Delivery Procedures

  • Have tarps rolled open before proceeding to the scale or probe.
  • Driver must know/inform scale operator of the account/name and application method to which the load should be applied. Prior to leaving, driver should review the ticket for accuracy and immediately have corrections made, if necessary.
  • Please notify United Cooperative prior to delivery if you wish to have payment held/deferred.


Grain Delivered will be applied to contracts first. Grain balances above contract amounts have the following choices for application:

Cash/Spot: The bushels designated will be sold at the current market price (Subject to change during CBOT trading hours). Contact a buyer if you wish to have your grain spotted upon delivery.

7-Day Hold: Delivered grain is held for 7 days without storage charges, after which charges will begin to accrue. Grain that is not contracted, sold, or instructed to be placed in grain bank during this period will be placed in storage.

Storage (Open Storage): Grain designated for storage will be assessed the applicable storage fees, including minimums and may have additional drying & shrink.

Grain Bank: Grain designated for grain bank is for feed purposes with applicable storage fees and may have additional drying & shrink.

Grain Locations

Grain Team

Getting Started

The first step in selling grain at United Cooperative is filling out a brief membership or credit application.

Our Grain ACH Form allows you to receive automatic deposits of grain settlements. The direct deposit is typically seen within 24-48 hours of payment. To set up automatic deposits, download and complete the Grain ACH Form.