A Time to be Thankful


Thanksgiving has come and gone, leftovers are in the fridge, and we are all back to our individual routines.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  It is the time for us to really reflect on what we are thankful for.  This past week and weekend I was able to be a part of […]

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How Does Yield Affect Marketing?

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Many producers are very happy with the yields they are seeing; some yields were better than expected. Increases in yield can significantly change your marketing plan, and it is important to consider this in your overall planning.  Additional yield is basically a windfall providing extra profits to your bottom line. Added yield impacts your marketing […]

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A Bountiful Harvest


Harvest is coming to a close. Across our whole CVA territory, we have experienced exceptional yields in all commodities. The bountiful harvest called for creativity in creating additional space to take on all the extra bushels. We tried to do our best to serve you, our patrons and help keep your combines moving. At times, […]

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It’s in the Bin…Now What?


We have not even reached the middle of November, and harvest, for the most part, is already wrapped up. As I drive around, it is getting harder and harder to find an unharvested cornfield. Some of this crop that has been put away has been sold for future delivery to an identified market. Additional bushels […]

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Grain Adviser Program


It’s hard to believe that harvest is coming to a wrap.  Who would’ve thought we’d be this far along with harvest by Halloween?? The little rainfall last week was a blessing to settle the dust and give our producers a little time out of the fields. Some may argue that it delayed harvest a couple […]

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It’s too busy to market!


With harvest in full swing, I would like to thank all of you for your continued business with Central Valley Ag.  Our Patrons are very important to us, and we value your business. I personally have seen the employees of CVA working extra hard to keep grain moving to continue accepting your grain, even after […]

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The much anticipated USDA October Supply


“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going because you might not get there. The above quote is one of many attributed to the late great Yogi Berra, which had to somehow find a place in this week’s grain blog. The much anticipated USDA October Supply & Demand report […]

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Happy Harvest!


Harvest is in full swing across most of the U.S. According to the most recent crop progress report; corn harvest has been reported at 27% complete and bean harvest was reported at 42% complete. As harvest has progressed in both the Eastern Corn Belt and Western Corn Belt, reports are indicating that bean yields are […]

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Our Marketing Playbook


Fall. My favorite time of the year. Harvest, pumpkin spice lattes, and Husker football, what more could you ask for? I don’t mean to hit any nerves or spark any controversy here, but it’s time to talk about Saturday’s football game. I have to admit, I may not be a die-hard Husker fan and know […]

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The Anatomy of an HTA


I realize many producers are cash sellers, and many don’t feel comfortable selling until it’s “in the bin.” But I am here to explain the perks of a Hedge to Arrive or an HTA, and how it adds flexibility to your operation. It is a risk management tool that eliminates risk altogether. Let’s start with […]

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